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Carl Edwards had to shop for new clothes before the NASCAR season finale. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- No matter what happens in the NASCAR finale, championship contender Carl Edwards will have a story to tell from the weekend.
Edwards' motorhome broke down on the way to Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving the Joe Gibbs Racing driver without any spare clothes. And with dinner on a yacht scheduled for Thursday, Edwards had to scramble to get an appropriate outfit. So Edwards and longtime public relations manager Randy Fuller went shopping.
"I don't know if I can tell the entire shopping story," Edwards said. "The shopping was a lot of fun. Can I tell that, Randy? So we went shopping. I don't have any clothes because my motorhome broke down. So they drove us over there to Macy's or something."
Busch chimed in, saying his wife, who is a fashion blogger, would not approve.
Busch: "Samantha is not impressed."
Edwards: "With my outfit?"
Busch: "With Macy's. She would not be impressed."
Edwards: "Where I come from, it's a pretty nice place."
Busch: "She can get you some smoking deals, I tell you."
Edwards then continued with his story.
"So literally a police escort over there," he said. "It was awesome. Drive up and I'm wearing my standard Carl outfit, like shorts, dumb shirt, black shoes. I run in there and Brenda helped me. I said, 'Man, I'm panicked. I've got to be on a yacht in like 15 minutes; I need something nice to wear.'
"While I'm trying everything on _ shirts, pants _ Randy's doing Randy's deal. He's standing over there looking at his watch, 'Yeah, that looks fine, whatever, that's great.' Guy walks up (to Randy) and says, 'Sir, can we help you?' And Randy said, 'No, no, I'm with him.' And the guy (smiled and gave a thumbs-up sign and) said, 'All right.'
"So, well, anyway, I was dressed well for the boat. Randy was like, 'I'm not sure what just happened there.' So it was pretty exciting."