Kyle Busch's win matched dream

Updated: February 19, 2012, 5:07 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A piece of work named Monte Roberts sired the concept of short-track-type sprints on a superspeedway. Thirty-three years on, sometimes the event now known as the Bud Shootout has lived up to Roberts' titanic touting of 1979, and a lot of times it hasn't.

Saturday night's 34th running, won by Kyle Busch by a nose after a magnificent save earlier in the race, at long last was what Roberts was looking for the first time.

Roberts, then with Anheuser-Busch, ...

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