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will fire on the NASCAR’s 2011 season when the Budweiser Shootout drops the green flag from Daytona International Speedway. The Budweiser Shootout, the climax to a racing doubleheader, is a no-holds barred All-Star race with the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars. The Shootout has displayed great action over the past because it is a non-points race with big money on the line. That particular combination provides aggressive driving at very high speeds.

The Budweiser Shootout traditionally kicks off Speed Week. The non-points event has jump-started the Sprint Cup Series season since 1979.

The Shootout previously consisted of drivers who earned a Bud Pole Award in the previous season and past champions of the event who did not earn a Bud Pole during the previous year but finished among the top 50 in the season’s final championship standings.

The Shootout’s entry format has change sence then. In 2009, only the top six teams, and one wild-card entry in owner points from each manufacturer will earn berths in the season-opening exhibition race at Daytona.

Budweiser Shootout Betting Odds: Nascar Picks kicks off the season with the all star Bud Shootout on Saturday night. Tonight’s race will feature the best drivers on the circut trying to earn the prestigious win to start the Daytona speed week. All drivers want to start off the season on the right foot and get there sponsors into the winners circle tonight.
The favorite in the field is undoubtedly the restrictor plate king Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt Jr has more wins at restrictor plate racing than any active driver on the circuit and all eyes will be on the NASCAR’s most popular driver when the green drops Saturday night.

In fact, the restrictor plates that are run at the super speedways like Daytona and Talladega have been increased from previous years. The change in the restrictor plate should present some higher top end speeds, but more importantly give more horsepower and throttle response to the drivers. Previous restrictor plate races have been a crap shoot with anyone being able to jump in for a chance to win like Brad Keselowski who won last year’s Talladega race in just his 5th start in the Sprint Cup Series. Giving the drivers more throttle response should help give the better cars and drivers the edge. Therefore it would not be surprising to see some familiar faces in the mix of things like super speedway superstars Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

There will be a ton of fantasy racing and betting odds all week from the major sportsbooks and expert picks that will break down the drivers with the best opportunities to make a big impact in the next week of racing.

2011 Budweiser Shootout Winner

Kurt Busch wins the Bud Shootout: #22-Kurt Busch won the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway for his first ever win at Daytona or in the Bud Shootout and first Bud Shootout for Dodge. A four pack run at the end had #11-Denny Hamlin passing #39-Ryan Newman, but Hamlin passed under the yellow line and was penalized to the end of the lead lap cars, which was 12th. Busch and Hamlin would had been a photo finish, but with the penalty, Busch got the win. #1-McMurray was 2nd, followed by #39-Newman, #48-Johnson, #16-Biffle, #24-Gordon, #31-Burton [led the most laps with 32], #33-Bowyer and #47-Labonte. Pole sitter, #88-Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a six car wreck at the beginning of the 2nd segment and finished 19th. There were 28 lead changes among 9 drivers and 4 cautions for 12 laps. The average speed was 153.142mph.

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