Maybe the clothes are the key to Kyle Busch's success.
Busch, the Sprint Cup points leader, has won three times this season and was on the pole for the all-star race. With eight wins in 2008 in NASCAR's top three series, Busch is clearly relishing his move from Hendrick Motorsports to Joe Gibbs Racing this season.
"It flows easier. It's an easier complex for me to get along with everybody," Busch said. "It's kind of more laid-back for me. It's no black dress pants, white shirt tucked in, hair done well, shaved, all that stuff. Joe Gibbs Racing is just jeans and a T-shirt, your Vans shoes or whatever you want to wear. It's more my style and they let you be yourself."
Ditching Hendrick's dress code isn't the only thing making Busch relaxed. He also has clearly clicked with crew chief Steve Addington.
"I think the biggest thing is, he listens to me and I listen to him," Busch said. "We both help each other."
One thing Addington can't help Busch with is Joe Gibbs Racing's tradition of the driver taking out his pit crew for lunch after wins. Busch's dominant season has left him scrambling to pay up.
"We haven't had one for the Talladega one yet, so I owe them two lunches, for Talladega and Darlington," Busch said. "I've got to get the (Nationwide) team, though. I have them on Monday for all of my wins on the (Nationwide) side, so we're getting there. I've got some catching up to do."