DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Results from Saturday's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona with finishing position, starting position, driver, make of car, laps and money won: 1. (17) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 75, $203,000. 2. (14) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 75, $94,850. 3. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 75, $54,850. 4. (23) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 75, $45,850. 5. (11) Greg Biffle, Ford, 75, $44,850. 6. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 75, $43,925. 7. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 75, $42,575. 8. (15) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 75, $40,575. 9. (7) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 75, $38,575. 10. (6) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 75, $37,075. 11. (2) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 75, $36,575. 12. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 75, $36,075. 13. (19) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 74, $35,575. 14. (9) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 73, $34,075. 15. (10) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, Accident, 47, $33,575. 16. (21) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Accident, 41, $33,075. 17. (20) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, Accident, 36, $30,575. 18. (22) Joey Logano, Toyota, Accident, 27, $28,575. 19. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Accident, 27, $25,575. 20. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, Accident, 27, $23,575. 21. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, Accident, 27, $21,575. 22. (24) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Accident, 27, $20,575. 23. (16) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Accident, 26, $18,575. 24. (5) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, Engine, 7, $16,567.
Average Speed of Race Winner: 153.584 mph. Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 13 Mins, 15 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.058 Seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 12 laps. Lead Changes: 28 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: D. Earnhardt Jr. 0; T. Stewart 1-2; C. Bowyer 3-5; D. Earnhardt Jr. 6; T. Stewart 7; J. Burton 8-10; D. Earnhardt Jr. 11; T. Stewart 12; J. Burton 13-16; D. Earnhardt Jr. 17-18; J. Burton 19-21; Kyle Busch 22; J. Burton 23-25; Kyle Busch 26; C. Bowyer 27; J. Burton 28-29; R. Newman 30-33; J. Burton 34-39; J. Gordon 40; J. Burton 41-45; Kurt Busch 46; J. Johnson 47-52; J. Burton 53-56; J. Johnson 57; Kurt Busch 58; R. Newman 59-60; J. Burton 61-62; R. Newman 63-74; Kurt Busch 75;. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Burton 9 times for 32 laps; R. Newman 3 times for 18 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 7 laps; D. Earnhardt Jr. 3 times for 4 laps; C. Bowyer 2 times for 4 laps; T. Stewart 3 times for 4 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 3 laps; Kyle Busch 2 times for 2 laps; J. Gordon 1 time for 1 lap. Top 1 in Points:
Feb 12 | Gerhart wins seventh Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 victory
Bobby Gerhart captured his seventh career Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 victory on the new asphalt of historic Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile tri-oval on Saturday afternoon.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bobby Gerhart captured his seventh career Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 victory on the new asphalt of historic Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile tri-oval on Saturday afternoon.
Gerhart, who now has back-to-back victories for the third time in the season-opener of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’, led the last 61 laps of the 80-lap race. The No. 5 Lucas Oil Slick Mist Chevrolet team took a risk and made their sole pit stop on Lap 5 for fuel only.
“You have to put yourself in position to (win)," Gerhart said. "You have to take a gamble now and then. We knew we didn’t have the fastest car, but we had a good car. Had it gone green until the end, we wouldn’t have made it.
"It'll probably take a long time, maybe until even after I'm done racing until the meaning of what we've done sets in. It's a storybook deal. I'm so geared up to compete here and I have the privilege to do that. I'm already thinking about what we're going to do next year. It's a tremendous privilege for any race driver to come here and have the opportunity to compete at this level. I feel so lucky to do that right now."
Following the experienced Gerhart to the checkered flag was Chris Buescher, making his debut at the “World Center of Racing.”
“That was a lot of fun coming to Daytona for the first time,” said Buescher, driver of the No. 17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford. “Especially to follow a guy like Bobby Gerhart around; he’s the best when it comes to these races and you learn so much from him. Just a great first speedway experience.”
Frank Kimmel, who was fastest in the final practice and was looking for his first win in 20 starts at DIS, finished 10th.
Feb 12 | Chevrolet Camaro SS to serve as Official Pace Car for 53rd annual Daytona 500
Daytona International Speedway and Chevrolet officials announced that the Chevrolet Camaro SS will serve as the official pace car for the 53rd running of the Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway and Chevrolet officials announced today that the Chevrolet Camaro SS will serve as the official pace car for the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 – the second time in the past three years that the iconic automobile has paced the field for the “The Great American Race.”
In addition, behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Camaro as the Honorary Pace Car driver will be Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley, who is also performing the Daytona 500 Pre-Race show.
The Chevrolet Camaro has previously paced the field for the Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s signature event – three times beginning back in 1968 and 1969 and most recently in 2009.
“Chevrolet has been a great partner and supporter of Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona 500 for close to 40 years,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most recognizable cars in the world and is a perfect fit to lead the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the green flag in the Daytona 500.”
“Chevrolet is proud to serve as the “Official Pace Car” of the 53rd running of the Daytona 500” said Jeff Chew, Chevy Racing Marketing Manager. “The 400 hp 2011 Camaro SS was selected to pace the field to the green flag to showcase Camaro’s performance and styling on one of the most famous race tracks in the world.”
The 2011 Daytona 500 Camaro SS pace cars are adorned in a vibrant “Red Hot” color accented with “Platinum Ice” stripes. GM Accessory 21” wheels and tires are installed along with body colored ground effects, heritage grill, and tall rear spoiler. The cars also have fully integrated safety strobe systems with custom light bars and amber taillights.
In the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, Paisley, who has 18 No. 1 hits, three Grammy awards, 14 CMA Awards and 13 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, will perform three songs prior to the start of the Daytona 500. Paisley’s innovative and entertaining H20 World Tour played to over 879,000 fans in 2010 and placed #1 country tour for attendance by Pollstar. Paisley’s next album, This Is Country Music will be in-stores this spring.
Feb 11 | Earnhardt Jr. draws the pole for the Budweiser Shootout
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the lucky draw on Friday night at the Budweiser Shootout Draw Party when he pulled the lucky Budweiser bottle and the pole position for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the lucky draw on Friday night at the Budweiser Shootout Draw Party.
Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, drew the lucky Budweiser bottle with the pole position for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout, the star-studded NASCAR Sprint Cup Series non-points race set for Saturday night at 8:10 p.m.
“I’ll take it,” said Earnhardt Jr., the 2004 Daytona 500 champion.
On the outside pole will be two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, who will be behind the wheel of the No. 14 Stewart-Hass Racing Chevrolet. Rounding out the top five in the Draw Party were Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne.
The Budweiser Shootout is the climax to a racing doubleheader. The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is set for 4:30 p.m. followed by the Budweiser Shootout at 8:10 p.m., which will feature former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, the 2010 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field, a host of former outstanding rookies and a collection of previous winners at Daytona International Speedway.
The Budweiser Shootout will be run in segments of 25 and 50 laps, with a 10-minute break between. Green-flag and caution laps count toward the total.
Other notable starting spots include 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (8th), three-time Daytona 500 champion Jeff Gordon (12th), 2010 Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray (14th), 2007 Daytona 500 champion and driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet Kevin Harvick (18th), Kyle Busch (21st) and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson (23rd).
Starting Lineup 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet 2. Tony Stewart, No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet 3. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Scotts EZ Seed Ford 4. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Toyota 5. Kasey Kahne, No. 4 Red Bull Toyota 6. Bobby Labonte, No. 47 Reese-Highland Toyota 7. Clint Bowyer, No. 33 Cheerios-Hamburger Chevrolet 8. Ryan Newman, No. 39 Wix Filters Chevrolet 9. Derrike Cope, No. 64 Toyota 10. Michael Waltrip, No. 15 NAPA Toyota 11. Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford 12. Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 13. Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet 14. Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Bass Pro Shops-Tracker Boats Chevrolet 15. Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet 16. Kevin Conway, No. 97 Extenze Toyota 17. Kurt Busch, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Dodge 18. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet 19. Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford 20. Mark Martin, No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 21. Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Toyota 22. Joey Logano, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota 23. Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's-Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 24. Regan Smith, No. 78 Furntiure Row Racing Chevrolet