NSCS: 2012 Bud Shootout Preview – Daytona International Speedway

Information:

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Date: Saturday – February 18th, 2012
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Daytona International Speedway
Distance: 75 Laps/187.5 Miles
Broadcast: TV – FOX
Radio – MRN (Motor Racing Network)/Sirius XM Ch. 90

Weather:

High: 79°F – Low: 61°F
Start Time: 63°F
End of Race: 61°
Chance of Rain: 30%
Wind: From S at 12 mph

Notes:

The number of participants has ranged from a low of seven in 1981 to a high of 28 in 2009 (25 are entered for this year’s event).

The drivers with the most Shootout appearances:

  •  Bill Elliott (23)
  •  Mark Martin (23)
  •  Rusty Wallace (19)
  •  Ken Schrader (19)
  •  Jeff Gordon (18)

- Mark Martin had appeared in the most consecutive Shootout races, competing in 20 consecutive
events from 1989-2008. The active leader in consecutive appearances is Jeff Gordon, with 18.
This year marks his 19th.

-There have been eight multiple winners in the Shootout:

  •  Tony Stewart has won three of the last 10 (2001, 2002 and 2007).
  •  Dale Earnhardt won six events, most all-time (1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995).
  •  Dale Jarrett won in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
  •  Other multiple winners: Neil Bonnett (1983-1984), Ken Schrader, (1989-1990), Jeff Gordon (1994 and 1997), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2008) and Kevin Harvick (2009-2010).
  •  Bonnett, Schrader, Stewart and Harvick are the only drivers to win back-to-back races.
  • No driver has ever won three consecutive Shootouts.

-Buddy Baker (1979), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Jeff Gordon (1994), Dale Jarrett (1996) and Denny
Hamlin (2006) all won the first Shootout in which they competed.

-Only five times in the 32-year history of the race has the winner gone on to win the Daytona 500:

  • Bobby Allison (1982)
  • Bill Elliott (1987)
  • Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)
  • Jeff Gordon (1997)

-There have been three winners from the pole: Darrell Waltrip (1981), Bill Elliott (1987) and Ken
Schrader (1989).

- Two drivers have swept the Shootout, Daytona 500 pole and Daytona 500 from 1979-2010: Dale Jarrett (2000) and Bill Elliott (1987).

Entry List:

CAR, DRIVER
1 – Jamie McMurray
2 – Brad Keselowski
5 – Kasey Kahne
9  - Marcos Ambrose
11 – Denny Hamlin
14 – Tony Stewart
15 – Clint Bowyer
16 – Greg Biffle
17 – Matt Kenseth
18 – Kyle Busch
20 – Joey Logano
22 – A.J. Allmendinger
24 – Jeff Gordon
27 – Paul Menard
29 – Kevin Harvick
31 – Jeff Burton
34 – David Ragan
39 – Ryan Newman
42 – Juan Montoya
48 – Jimmie Johnson
51 – Kurt Busch
55 – Michael Waltrip
56 – Martin Truex Jr.
88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
99 – Carl Edwards

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