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They will usually drink water, soda or Gatorade etc. when they exit their cars and do their interviews. After the interview, the driver and his crew are usually still celebrating in Victory Lane and beer or champagne can be present. The drivers will use the brand of their sponsors in the winner's circle when available. Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coca Cola etc.

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