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Shootout a helpful primer for teams

Updated: February 9, 2003, 2:18 AM ET
By Jonathan Baum | ESPN.com

Earnhardt Jr. Rudd DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sure, everybody wanted to win the Bud Shootout, but even those who fell short of Victory Lane might walk away with some key information.

The 19 cars in Saturday night's lineup got a chance to test setups during race conditions and take that knowledge into Thursday's Gatorade 125s and the Daytona 500.

"We learned quite a bit," said Ricky Rudd, who finished eighth. "We learned in that 20-lap segment -- we weren't really good. We had some ...

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