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NASCAR 2011 Racing Season Kickoff: Budweiser Shootout

Racin’ with Russ: It’s been a long, cold winter and more importantly, a long dry spell without your favorite NASCAR drivers zipping around racetracks across America.It seems like just the other day Carl Edwards was back flipping off his door sill after his latest win at the season finale at Homestead, while Jimmie Johnson was celebrating his fifth (I know, amazing!) Cup title. We now embark on the next chapter of taxi-cab racing with a bunch of new rules, sponsors, drivers, paint schemes and even a change of scheduling. This weekend, we get to take a look at these changes in one of the wildest shows of the year, the big dollar Budweiser Shootout. Since 1979 when Buddy Baker won the inaugural event and took home $50,000, this has...

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