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Cheryl
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« on: February 05, 2009, 01:37:23 PM »

I couldn't agree with this guy more!  I personally enjoyed the race a lot more when it was only 8-12 drivers back in the early 90s.  Thankfully, I just read on Jayski that Hornish will not be allowed in the race.  IMHO, Logano, Allmendinger and few others don't belong in there either.

http://www.examiner.com/x-2149-Atlanta-NASCAR-Examiner~y2009m2d4-Is-the-Bud-Shootout-still-an-All-Star-race

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 03:14:51 PM »

another artilce i read, says if just a 75 lap practice session for 28 teams and come sunday for qualifying you will see those 28 cars in the top 18 spots... what a farce, and i cannot believe that they are still calling this an all-star event?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 05:37:20 PM »

I can't believe that the reward for making the Budweiser Shootout is gone.  With the new format, the best thing to do might be to treat it as a track meet or a swim meet, keep manufacturers' points, and award a trophy to the winning "team."
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 12:39:15 AM »

NASCAR bans testing, but allows 28 teams, all of which were big teams a 75 lap test session which also pays them $$$
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 06:31:20 PM »

In the spirit of my last post on the subject, here are the "standings" from the Bud Shootout.  I went back to the final race results and awarded "points" to the drivers based on the NASCAR scoring system and added together all seven of the scores for each make:

1. Chevrolet - 979 points
2. Ford - 908 pts.
3. Dodge - 844 pts.
4. Toyota - 770 pts.
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