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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, spins into Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet, during a crash at the front of the field during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Getty Images
NASCAR always kicks off the racing season with the Sprint Unlimited, formerly the Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona International Speedway the week before the Daytona 500. This year there are 22 drivers eligible for the Sprint Unlimited and 19 drivers are indicated on the entry list.
Drivers eligible for the Sprint Unlimited are those who got at least one pole during the 2012 Sprint Cup series season and past Sprint Unlimited winners. Continue reading →
No, it’s not the plate that you get at the salad bar…
It all started with Talladega in 1987, when Bobby Allison lost control of his car and went airborne into the catch fence, with his car traveling at a speed in excess of 200 mph. Terrified by the dangerous situation for fans and drivers, NASCAR decided something needed to be done to slow speeds to keep cars out of the grandstands and keep fans safe. Continue reading →