Let the madness begin ...
What can we expect from the 2009 Bud Shootout? Drivers are antsy, adrenaline is sky-high and 28 cars will baptize the new season with guns blazin'.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Saturday night's Bud Shootout will be "more of an adventure" than in the past, says Dale Earnhardt Jr., the defending champion of the bonus race, and the consensus favorite to repeat.
But leave it to Michael Waltrip, who is a sort of savant in restrictor-plate racing, to ask a rhetorical question and then answer in the superlative.
"I'm sure this question is obvious: Is the Shootout maybe the most anticipated race ever? And I'd say yes."
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