NASCAR drivers and the junk they keep in their trunks

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As the 2019 Cup season races toward the playoffs -- no more left turns! -- we take a behind-the-dashboard peek at what top drivers keep in their cars.

Kyle Busch

"In accordance with the terms of my sponsorship deal, my car is packed from floor to ceiling with loose M&M's. By now I have learned to navigate by the sense of smell and sound alone."

Erik Jones

"In case of an emergency, I keep a bag packed with four different passports, $50,000 in cash and a wide variety of wigs. Plus some protein bars."

Joey Logano

"Typically I ride with a few works by da Vinci or Michelangelo, maybe a Raphael. Having an invaluable contribution from one of the Renaissance masters riding shotgun reminds me to play it safe on the turns."

Chase Elliott

"Mostly just enough cash to give the pit crew a decent tip. There's nothing worse than telling the guy who rotated your tires you'll just tip him double next time."

Jimmie Johnson

"Obviously 100 bottles of Pappy Davis' moonshine. Goes down like lightning, comes up like thunder! We're still doing that, right?"

Justin Haley

"It wasn't by choice, but for the past few races I've had just one loose bottle cap sliding and rattling around in the interior."

Denny Hamlin

"Despite repeated warnings from my crew chief, I keep 2,500 pounds of free weights in my car for good luck."

Kurt Busch

"I used to keep a drawing of my 'happy place' taped to my windshield, but it disappeared. It was of an island, free of cars, where there are no roads, only sidewalks. Where speed is a dirty word and man is content locomoting solely with the two feet that God gave him. Cars are the worst."

Kevin Harvick

"That weird drawing of an island Kurt Busch taped to his windshield."