Posted June 06, 2012 on AP on Fox

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 03: Kyle Busch, driver of the M&M's Toyota, stands by his car during prerace for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 on October 3, 2010 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Steve Addington insisted he's not naturally drawn toward working with volatile, abrasive drivers. It's just the nature of job in the Cup garage. ''Somehow it works out that way,'' said Addington, laughing. ''That's just part of it. You just take what opportunity is there. I've worked with a lot of great drivers and I feel like I'm with the best one in the garage right now.'' That would be Tony Stewart. The three-time - and 2011 - Sprint Cup champion is the third prickly and prosperous driver Addington has worked with after crew chief stints with Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch. Addington hopes to make this relationship stick. Addington took the job only eight days after Stewart won the NASCAR championship and then fired crew chief Darian Grubb. Addington and Stewart had forged a relationship from their four seasons together at Joe Gibbs Racing. While having a friendship helped ease the transition, there was still a dose of pressure on Addington. He was, after all, the crew chief who ...
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