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NASCAR Sprint Cup Bud Shootout 2011: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Grabs Pole

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drew the pole position for the Bud Shootout NASCAR Sprint Cup invitational event set for Saturday night. “I had several bottles to choose from still so it really was just the luck of the draw,” Earnhardt said after Friday night's draw to determine starting positions.Earnhardt has won the event twice in 11 starts, posting victories in 2003 and 2008. The 75 lap exhibition will feature a 25 lap run followed by an ten minute intermission before the 50 lap dash to the finish.It has been won from the pole on three occasions. Darrell Waltrip did it in 1981, Bill Elliott in 1987 and Ken Schrader won wire to wire in 1989. On Friday, speeds skyrocketed in advance of the event, with the combination of cool temperatures, ...

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