2012 Bud Shootout entry list revealed ... and it's freaking huge!
Now you get this entry list:
2011 Top 25 Driver Points
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Others (criteria in parentheses)
Bill Elliott (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Shootout)
Geoff Bodine (Daytona 500, Shootout)
Derrike Cope (Daytona 500)
Michael Waltrip (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400)
Jamie McMurray (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400)
Trevor Bayne (Daytona 500)
Terry Labonte (Shootout)
Ken Schrader (Shootout)
So basically, it's another race at Daytona, and not what it once was. All kinds of people are in it, including some who haven't sniffed a pole in years, and others who just aren't very competitive and did little to distinguish themselves in 2011.
It's not the biggest deal. Hell, I'll be happy just to see racing after a winter without it. But you might as well call it something other than the Bud Shootout ... maybe the Daytona 250.
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