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2012 NASCAR Budweiser Shootout: Changes, Stats and Facts

Racin’ with Russ - Well, it’s time to drop the first NASCAR green flag of the season and what better way to kick things off than with a high-speed, high dollar Sprint Cup race known as the Budweiser Shootout. This year’s event has some changes from previous years, but the event should be just as entertaining as before. The changes start with eligibility. Last year, the first entrants were the dozen from the Chase. Cooler and smarter heads prevailed when someone decided to change this to all of the top 25 in points from last year.Add to criteria previous winners at Daytona, including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Budweiser Shootout events [not already in by being in top 25] and you have the basic makeup of this yea...

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