2007 Budweiser Shootout

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2007 Budweiser Shootout
Race details
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
Date February 10, 2007 (2007-02-10)
Location Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.02336 km)
Distance 70 laps, 175 mi (281.635 km)
Average speed 166.195 mph (267.465 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Michael Waltrip Racing
Time drew for pole
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 39
Winner
No. 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, & Larry McReynolds

The 2007 Budweiser Shootout, was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held on February 10, 2007, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Contested over 70 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt superspeedway, it was the exhibition race of the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race.

Background[edit]

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida that is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the others being Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway.[1] The standard track at Daytona is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long. The track also features two other layouts that utilize portions of the primary high speed tri-oval, such as a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) sports car course and a 2.95-mile (4.75 km) motorcycle course.[2] The track's 180-acre (73 ha) infield includes the 29-acre (12 ha) Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.

Summary[edit]

This non-points race, which involves the previous season's pole winners and past Shootout winners, was held on Saturday, February 10, at Daytona International Speedway officially kicking off Speedweeks. Two-time series champion Tony Stewart took the checkered flag, but as he did so, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made contact with the back bumper of Elliott Sadler, causing a five-car wreck less than 1000 feet from the start/finish line.

One of the biggest headlines for the Shootout was that it would be the first Nextel Cup race to feature Toyota, and in the draw for starting spots, Dale Jarrett, a Toyota driver, drew the pole position. However, he slid to the back within four laps of the start, and stayed there for most of the race. Brian Vickers, the other Toyota driver in the event, started fourth, and though he went back-and-forth through the field, finished eighth.

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
2 38 David Gilliland Robert Yates Racing Ford
3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing South Dodge
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
6 01 Mark Martin Ginn Racing Chevrolet
7 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
8 83 Brian Vickers Team Red Bull Toyota
9 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
10 10 Scott Riggs Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge
11 21 Ken Schrader Wood Brothers Racing Ford
12 60 Boris Said No Fear Racing Ford
13 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford
14 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet
15 9 Kasey Kahne Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge
16 19 Elliott Sadler Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet
18 44 Dale Jarrett Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
19 37 Bill Elliott Front Row Motorsports Dodge
20 12 Ryan Newman Penske Racing South Dodge
21 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Race Statistics[edit]

  • Time of race: 1:03:12
  • Average Speed: 166.139 miles per hour (267.375 km/h)
  • Pole Speed: drew for pole
  • Cautions: 2 for 5 laps
  • Margin of Victory: under caution
  • Lead changes: 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Tracks". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "Track facts". DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com. Daytona International Speedway. Retrieved November 23, 2015.