Feb 07 2009

Longest Bud ShootOut Ever, First Overdrive of the Season

Kevin Harvick's Burnout after Winning the 2009 Bud Shootout
The caution fest is over; Kevin Harvick gets the win about a half a lap early in the 2009 Sprint Cup Budweiser Shootout.

This was a pretty good start to the 2009 season, as always, more crashes makes for a more interesting race, unless your driver is one that gets put out. One of the best things about the new car is that it can take so much damage and still run at the front of the field, I doubt we will see many races with new looking cars in winner’s circle.

How about Jeff Gordon? Driving around two big crashes and pushing eventual winner Kevin Harvick to the front of the field. It looked like he was going to do something until Johnson got loose beside him, causing Gordon to slow up, and then he was pushed to the middle and almost to the back of the field. He finished fourth, but he looked good enough tonight for me to feel good about picking him to win the 500 next week. I think we’ll get more of the same during the twin 125′s this week.

Here is how they finished:

1 27 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil
2 15 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal
3 6 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot
4 28 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont
5 18 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Valvoline
6 14 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser
7 11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac
8 12 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite
9 25 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt
10 10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s
11 1 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards
12 7 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull
13 5 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express
14 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s
15 24 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s
16 20 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing
17 26 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M
18 9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy
19 8 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com
20 22 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine
21 2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley
22 17 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA
23 3 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald’s
24 23 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar
25 4 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull
26 16 6 David Ragan Ford UPS
27 13 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam
28 19 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot

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