NASCAR: Kurt Busch wins 2011 Budweiser Shootout
Sunday, February 13, 2011
NASCAR held yesterday at in , Florida. This became his first win of the season, and his first at Daytona International Speedway. Throughout the course of the race there were four cautions and 28 lead changes among ten different drivers.driver won the
On the final lap, Jeff Gordon finished sixth, while could only manage seventh.moved aside , while doing so he moved below the double yellow line (out of bounds), which gave the victory to Busch while he settled for twelfth. , who helped Busch win the race by the , finished second. Newman finished third ahead of in the fourth position. was scored fifth,
, , and rounded out the first ten positions. Also during the race, there was an accident that included seven drivers. , who started on the , discussed the wreck as "too many race cars going for the same real estate." Another driver, , said, "We were three or four-wide back there, and I was going between the 88 and the 78, and I don't think the 78 knew I was in there." Edwards continued, "He kept coming down, and I just had enough of my car in there. I laid up against the 88 and then the 78 got me in the right-front, but that's just everybody trying to get the best position they can so we can go out there and race."
Following the race, Busch commented, "I’ve got to thank my motor department – Jamie McMurray. "When you have a friend like that in this two-car draft, that’s what it takes." Newman commented about the race by saying it was "the most unexpected race he has ever been a part of."
- Mike Hembree. "CUP: Kurt Busch Wins In Wild Shootout Finish" — , February 12, 2011
- Sporting News Wire Service. "Busch wins Shootout as Hamlin black-flagged" — , February 12, 2011
- "Budweiser Shootout" — , February 12, 2011
- "Race Results" — , February 12, 2011