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Random Road Item

It’s time for another Lowe’s Racing crew question! This week we asked, “What is the most random item you bring with you on the road each week?” As usual, the guys didn’t disappoint, giving answers ranging from extremely goofy to very sentimental. Check out their responses and let us know if any surprised you:

  • Ron Malec (car chief) – Advil  [C’mon Ron, we aren’t THAT difficult…most of the time…sometimes…kinda.]
  • John Boydston (engine tuner) – I always have at least one pair of my cowboy boot with me. [You never know when a line-dancing flash mob will break out at the racetrack…yeehaw!]
  • Pete Michel (engineer) – Probably the hotel keys from the last 5 races. [You could probably go ahead and throw those away.]
  • Chris Krieg (pit crew coach) – NASCAR rule book  [Better safe than sorry, right?]
  • Dave Collins (tire changer) – spare change [Vending machines, tolls…we see how that makes sense.]
  • Dave Elenz (engineer) – Nothing odd for me. [Yawn]
  • Calvin Teague (tire changer) – Pocket knife – never know when you will need it. [True, just don’t try to hop on a commercial flight.]
  • Brandon Harder (gas man) – Laminated four-leaf clover that showed up in my bag 5 yrs ago. [Leave that in there. Lucky!]
  • R.J. Barnette (tire carrier) – A broken pair of headphones. I’ve just never taken them out of my travel bag. [Feel free to do so at any time.]
  • Matt Tyrrell (tire carrier) – A tennis ball. [Uhhh…]
  • TJ Ford (jack man) – A Philippians 4:13/cross necklace given to me by two fans. I wear it every week. [Now that’s just cool!]
  • David Mayo (tire changer) – iPad [That’s not random, that’s just useful!]
  • Austin Konetski (mechanic) – My stuffed animal. He is a monkey and his name is Steve. [We could make so many comments here…]
  • Andrew Childers (backup jack man) – An Air Force Challenge coin a friend gave me. [Awesome.]
  • Ryan Patton (tire carrier) – Grandpa’s funeral card -> always with me. [Very touching.]
  • Chad Kohn (backup truck driver) – Fishing magazine [Does that keep you awake or help you sleep?]
  • Earl Barban (spotter) – Bail Money [We’re scared to ask how many times that has come in handy!]

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Jeff Gordon
Denny Hamlin
Ryan Newman
Jimmie Johnson
Started: 8th
Finished: 1st
November 15th, 2015
2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Kobalt Hot Pass