Photo Gallery: Athlete travel musts

To beat the road blues, jocks pack loads of personal treasures

Updated: May 20, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

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David Ragan, NASCAR driver
Photo by Ture Lillegraven

Why I pack it: "In 2009, my uncle Johnny called me about attending my Nationwide race at Talladega. I bought two grandstand tickets only to find out that he couldn't make it. Well, I won that race, my first Nationwide victory. Now the lucky tickets just sit on the dash of my motor home, 24/7."

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