500 questions? Shootout may provide answers

Kevin Harvick has won the Budweiser Shootout twice. Both performances set the tone for good runs in the Daytona 500 the following week. But Harvick says Saturday night's race might be the most important season-opener

WHAT HAPPENED? “Some guys in front of me got together. It's just the way it is. It's the first time that we get back on the track and everybody is aggressive, learning what the limits are. Sometimes you get caught up in that.

The NASCAR season opens with the Bud Shootout exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, and we're live on the scene.

That first season started poorly, as the King of Beers crashed out and finished 10th in the 16-car all-star race that now bears its name, the Budweiser Shootout. It ended much better, with three poles, a fifth-place finish in points and a nail-biting

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