Skip to comments.NASCAR Nextel Cup 2004 Budweiser Shootout - February 7 , TNT race start 8pmET 5pmPT
Posted on 02/06/2004 3:39:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When you boil it all down, the Budweiser Shootout is nothing but a glorified practice among 19 drivers to see who has the best Daytona 500 backup car.
So why is it always so intense?
Why do 22 drivers -- pole winner from 2003 and previous Shootout winners -- go after it so hard?
Well, it's simple. It's a race. There's money on the line. Did we mention it was a race?
"It's like a bar fight, but the car takes the beating," defending Budweiser Shootout winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said.
Saturday Night on TNT
Racetime - 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
Since 1959, Daytona International Speedway has hosted the Daytona 500,
now the culmination of a two-week festival of speed known as Speedweeks.
In early July, the track hosts the night-time running of the Pepsi 400.
In addition to Busch Series and Craftsman Truck events, the track also
hosts the sports-car Rolex 24 at Daytona, and motorcycle and karting events.
Banking/Turns: 31 degrees
Distance: 2.5 miles
Nextel Cup Series Upcoming Action at Daytona
02|07|04 - Budweiser Shootout
02|12|04 - Gatorade 125, Qualification Race 1
02|12|04 - Gatorade 125, Qualification Race 2
02|15|04 - Daytona 500
Did you know President Bush will be in attendance at the Daytona 500 on the 15th? Yuppadoody! :-}
Click HERE for some threads and Let's Go Racin'!!!
|#01||Boris Said||Carlsbad, CA||Chevrolet||U.S. Army||Nelson Bowers|
|#2||Rusty Wallace||St. Louis, MO||Dodge||Miller Lite||Roger Penske|
|#5||Terry Labonte||Corpus Christi, TX||Chevrolet||Kellogg's||Rick Hendrick|
|#6||Mark Martin||Batesville, AR||Ford||Oscar Mayer/Team Kraft||Jack Roush|
|#8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Kannapolis, NC||Chevrolet||Budweiser||Teresa Earnhardt|
|#10||Mike Skinner||Susanville, CA||Chevrolet||Valvoline Max Life||James Rocco|
|#12||Ryan Newman||South Bend, IN||Dodge||ALLTEL||Roger Penske|
|#18||Bobby Labonte||Corpus Christi, TX||Chevrolet||Interstate Batteries||Joe Gibbs|
|#19||Jeremy Mayfield||Owensboro, KY||Dodge||Dodge Dealers/UAW||Ray Evernham|
|#20||Tony Stewart||Rushville, IN||Chevrolet||Home Depot||Joe Gibbs|
|#23||Dave Blaney||Hartford, OH||Dodge||Whelen Engineering||Gail Davis|
|#24||Jeff Gordon||Pittsboro, IN||Chevrolet||DuPont||Rick Hendrick|
|#29||Kevin Harvick||Bakersfield, CA||Chevrolet||GM Goodwrench||Richard Childress|
|#38||Elliott Sadler||Emporia, VA||Ford||M&M's||Robert Yates|
|#42||Jamie McMurray||Joplin, MO||Dodge||Havoline||Floyd Ganassi|
|#48||Jimmie Johnson||Los Gatos, CA||Chevrolet||Lowe's||Jeff Gordon|
|#49||Ken Schrader||Fenton, MO||Dodge||Schwan's Home Service||Elizabeth Morgenthau|
|#88||Dale Jarrett||Hickory, NC||Ford||UPS||Robert Yates|
|#91||Bill Elliott||Dawsonville, GA||Dodge||Evernham Motorsports||Ray Evernham Sr.|
Swing by and visit the FReeper Canteen ~ Thursday Canteen Sports Corner ~ 05 FEB 2004 and leave a Bump for the barkeep. ;-}
Here's a couple of threads from earlier today.
That should be quite the event. 9 days ... :-]
On Deck.. The 2004 Budweiser Shootout
Saturday 2/7/04 TNT 5pmPT/8pmET
I think Kerry would get beaten up. ;-)
9:00p - BUD SHOOTOUT PRACTICE: Daytona
10:30p - BUD SHOOTOUT PRACTICE: Daytona
10:00a - NASCAR NEXTEL CUP PRACTICE: Daytona - Morning Session (LIVE)
12:30p - Speed Weeks on Speed Channel (LIVE)
1:30p - NASCAR NEXTEL CUP PRACTICE: Daytona - Afternoon Session (LIVE)
I am so glad that we are finally back to racing!!!!!!!!!
FRom the Daytona Beach News-Journal -- Info about the track. Good article about the track and surrounding area.
Any aerial view of the track is dominated by the 44-acre lake that sits just inside the backstretch, and nearly stretches from the exit of Turn 2 to the entrance to Turn 3. The man-made lake is a byproduct of Daytona's famed high banks. Dirt for the banks came from where the lake now sits.
In the early days, the speedway was host to a powerboat race, but after a boat pilot was killed in a crash, the boat races went away. A couple of race cars have wrecked and found their way into the lake, but due to barricading that can't happen now.
The lake was once home to a Speed Weeks fishing tourney, featuring many drivers and crew members, but that ended in the early 1990s.
A variety of freshwater fish live in the lake, but there's little fishing done there. Hahne had about 100 carp put in the lake a few years ago to help keep the in-water grasses controlled. An aquatic company comes out occasionally to clean the above-water weeds.
Former Speedway president John Graham had a fountain added a few years ago.
Hi Norm! Talk to ya Sunday AM. And hopefully, following the sprint, this guy will be a household name.
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