I'm ready * I know where I'll be on Thursday, February 4th at 5P * watching NASCAR practice for the Bud Shootout on the 6th at 8P on FOX * a GREAT Night Race with NO POINTS * just bragging rights.
Under the NEW qualification format, the 32nd annual event will include last year's 12 Chase Drivers * Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers.
Also included will be former Cup champions, Matt Kenseth, Bill Elliott, Bobby Labonte and Terry Labonte. Additionally, past Shoot Out champions Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick and Ken Schrader will drive.
Lastly, former Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 (July Daytona race) winners which will include Kyle Busch, Derrike Cope, Sterling Marlin, John Andretti, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, and Michael Waltrip. Joey Logano gets an invitation as 2009 Rookie of the Year.
The race is 75laps, in 25 and 50 lap segments, with all laps counting. A 10-minute pit stop between segments will allow for tires and fuel as well as for teams to make adjustments. There is NO qualifying for the race as the grid will come from a blind draw from * NATURALLY * Bud Tall Necks!!