Posts tagged: Bud Shootout

Feb 13 2011

Kurt Busch Wins 33rd Bud Shootout

There I was, laying on the couch, enjoying the 33rd running of the Bud Shootout at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr was wrecked by Regan Smith or Carl Edwards and they had a couple long commercials and I feel alseep. Daggonit. I missed the rest of the race, but, apparently, Kurt Busch was ruled the winner after Denny Hamlin passed by crossing the yellow line.

Here is how they finished:
1 – 22 Kurt Busch
2 – 1 Jamie McMurray
3 – 39 Ryan Newman
4 – 48 Jimmie Johnson
5 – 16 Greg Biffle
6 – 24 Jeff Gordon
7 – 29 Kevin Harvick
8 – 31 Jeff Burton
9 – 33 Clint Bowyer
10 – 47 Bobby Labonte
11 – 14 Tony Stewart
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin
13 – 17 Matt Kenseth
14 – 64 Derrike Cope
15 – 115 Michael Waltrip
16 – 18 Kyle Busch
17 – 5 Mark Martin
18 – 20 Joey Logano
19 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
20 – 42 Juan Montoya
21 – 99 Carl Edwards
22 – 78 Regan Smith
23 – 97 Kevin Conway
24 – 4 Kasey Kahne

Feb 07 2009

2009 Bud Shootout Videos

Here are a bunch of videos from tonights Budweiser Shootout.

Feb 14 2008

How About Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

Talk about a strong start for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and an even stronger start for Hendrick Motorsports, Dale wins the shootout and then wins the first Gatorade Duel race today, and Jimmie Johnson has the pole for the Daytona 500. I wonder if all those people who said they would not root for Dale Jr. because he went to Hendrick Motorsports are regretting that decision now? Probably not, I bet they are already back on the bandwagon.

Denny Hamlin wins the first race for Toyota; you just knew it would be a Gibbs car, I mean, what has Waltrip and his bunch done with a year under their belts? I especially liked his little comment about Jeff Gordon hanging back on the restart, but it was fine for him to go to the back and block and weave in front of his teammates competitors to help them get in the 500. I bet Michael gets on your nerves when he’s drunk.

With a push from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin won the second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race for Sunday’s Daytona 500 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the event four laps beyond its posted distance. The victory for Toyota was the second for a foreign manufacturer in NASCAR’s top series. Jaguar driver Al Keller won a road-course race in Linden, N.J., in 1954.

In the first Duel 150, Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Ryan Newman for the lead on Lap 51 of 60 and held on for the win — his second in two races for Hendrick Motorsports.

But the story of Thursday was the success of three veteran drivers — Dale Jarrett, Kenny Wallace and John Andretti — who persevered to make the field. Source: Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin win qualifying races at Daytona

A total of ten cars changed engines before the duel races, including all four Hendrick cars, so I was not too excited about Gordon’s chances, but only Dave Blaney had engine trouble during the races. This will be the first time the Daytona 500 has been run without a car from the Wood Bros.

I did not know you could do this though:

“It’s too early to diagnose the problem,” said Busch, who gave up the owner points on his No. 2 Dodge to guarantee rookie teammate Sam Hornish Jr. starting spots in the first five races of 2008.

I wonder why you don’t hear about it happening more often on teams with the really good drivers who make every race on speed, but it is only for the first five races.

Gatorade Duel 1 Unofficial Results
Gatorade Duel 2 Unofficial Results

Here’s how they will start for the Daytona 500:

1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 187.075 48.109 Leader
2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 186.734 48.197 -0.088
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard – - -
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express – - -
5 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target – - -
6 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot – - -
7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL – - -
8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont – - -
9 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg’s / CARQUEST – - -
10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser – - -
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot – - -
12 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army – - -
13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker – - -
14 6 David Ragan Ford AAA – - -
15 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline – - -
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil – - -
17 187 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row
/ DenverMattress.com – - -
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M – - -
19 77 Sam Hornish Jr.* Dodge Mobil 1 – - -
20 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS – - -
21 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet PEAK / Menards – - -
22 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Makoto – - -
23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull – - -
24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s – - -
25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker – - -
26 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam – - -
27 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters – - -
28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT – - -
29 01 Regan Smith* Chevrolet Principal Financial Group – - -
30 28 Travis Kvapil Ford K&N Filters – - -
31 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s – - -
32 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com – - -
33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Chevrolet Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon – - -
34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar – - -
35 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy – - -
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility – - -
37 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV – - -
38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Cask No. 16 – - -
39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo – - -
40 40 Dario Franchitti* Dodge Dodge Journey – - -
41 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing – - -
42 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine – - -
43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite Champion’s Provisional

Did Not Qualify
44 84 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Red Bull – - -
45 21 Bill Elliott Ford Little Debbie – - -
46 49 Ken Schrader Dodge HealthLife.com – - -
47 160 Boris Said Ford 7-Eleven Slurpee / No Fear – - -
48 10 Patrick Carpentier* Dodge Valvoline – - -
49 137 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty – - -
50 109 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming – - -
51 27 Jacques Villeneuve* Toyota Bill Davis Racing – - -
52 150 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet NOS Energy Drink / SKI / SBM – - -
53 08 Carl Long Dodge MILLSTAR Tools / Rhino’s Energy Drink

Feb 09 2007

My Bud Shootout 2007 Predictions

Here are some quick picks for tomorrow’s Bud Shootout.

Dale Jarrett, who has won the event three times and is on the pole this year.

Jimmie Johnson, the reigning cup champion has won the event four times, although, three of those were by Dale Earnhardt, who was phenomenal at this track in overall wins there.

Tony Stewart, has won here twice and was running up front last year at the end with Dale Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who could be as good as his dad was here one day, he was one win previous win, and the best average finish of all active drivers, 3.3, and he starts 17th.

Jeff Gordon, who has won this event twice in the past, but not since 1997, so he is due. ;)

My pick is of course Jeff Gordon, but if he doesn’t win I think it will be Tony Stewart.

As a side note, I would think that Nascar would make all of the entries in a special race like this one to at least have to race a full season, Boris Said is in the race after competing in only four races last year, but had the pole in the Pepsi 400.

Feb 09 2007

Bud Shootout Lineup

Here’s how the field will start tomorrow night for the Budweiser Shootout at 8pm. The field consists of 21 drivers, 21 drivers, 15 of which won a Budweiser Pole during the 2006 season and the rest being past champions. Last years 70 lap Shootout was won by Denny Hamlin.

Start Number Driver Team
1 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
2 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline Evernham Racing
3 60 Boris Said Ford No Fear Racing
4 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Team Red Bull
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Racing
6 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
7 21 Ken Schrader Ford Wood Bros./JTG Racing
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
9 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Penske Racing
10 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet Ginn Racing
11 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
12 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
13 38 David Gilliland Ford Robert Yates Racing
14 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing
15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Evernham Motorsports
16 37 Bill Elliott Dodge Front Row Motorsports
17 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Inc.
18 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Evernham Motorsports
19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Penske Racing
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
21 11 Denny Hamlin * Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing

Feb 13 2006

Stewart Complains About Saturdays Racing

Tony Stewart has been complaining about the racing on Saturday, saying drivers are getting out of control with the bump drafting.

Defending Nextel Cup series champion Tony Stewart criticized superspeedway racing following his third-place finish in the Budweiser Shootout on Sunday, saying “we’re going to hurt somebody really, really bad.”

Stewart said “bump drafting” was out of control, with drivers slamming into competitors heading into turns, running through them and coming out of them.

“We’re sitting here watching TV before we came down here and they’re talking about the tribute to Dale Earnhardt,” Stewart said. “Well, five years from now we’re going to have to do another tribute to another driver because we’re probably going to kill somebody from Wednesday through Sunday. Source: Yahoo.

Well, we all hate what happened to Dale Earnhardt, but it wasn’t bump drafting that killed him, he was blocking for his son. I say they leave it up to the drivers, if they can’t work it out amongst themselves, then something is wrong with Nascar. The Shootout is more agressive because it doesn’t count for points, and I always thought it was just more of an all or nothing race anyway.

Feb 12 2006

Denny Hamlin Wins Bud Shootout

Denny Hamlin won the Bud Shootout, more because of who was pushing him than anything else, but you gotta give anyone credit, if they are running up front at the end of the race, he beat some good race car drivers, and I’m glad I picked him on my team. ;)

Feb 11 2006

Bud Shootout Delayed until Sunday

Looks like the Shootout has been delayed until tomorrow because of rain.

Rain that began in mid-afternoon and persisted into the early evening caused Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout to be postponed at Daytona International Speedway.

The season’s first special event, featuring 17 Bud Pole Award winners from the 2005 Nextel Cup season and four former Shootout winners, will now be held Sunday afternoon.

The green flag is scheduled for 4:42 p.m. ET. TNT will have live coverage beginning at 4 p.m.

Now, what am I going to do with all these people in my house and all of this damn beer?

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