2001 BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT

THE RACE, Feb 11, 2001

SEE NEW RULES and FORMAT changes below the chart....

# Track Pole Winner 2nd Round Fastest
1 Daytona 1. #88-Dale Jarrett 1. #91-Andy Hillenburg(a)
2 Rockingham 2. #2-Rusty Wallace 2. #6-Mark Martin
3 Las Vegas 3. #28-Ricky Rudd 3. #66-Darrell Waltrip
4 Atlanta #88-Dale Jarrett(2nd) rained out
5 Darlington 4. #24-Jeff Gordon 4. #15-Derrike Cope
6 Bristol 5. #1-Steve Park 5. #93-Dave Blaney
7 Texas 6. #5-Terry Labonte rained out
8 Martinsville #2-Rusty Wallace(2nd) 6. #75-Wally Dallenbach
9 Talladega 7. #12-Jeremy Mayfield 7. #55-Kenny Wallace
10 California 8. #31-Mike Skinner 8. #3-Dale Earnhardt(b)
11 Richmond #2-Rusty Wallace(3rd) 9. #14-Rick Mast
12 Lowes 9. #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr 10. #9-Stacy Compton
13 Dover #2-Rusty Wallace(4th) 11. #17-Matt Kenseth
14 Michigan 10. #18-Bobby Labonte #88-Dale Jarrett
15 Pocono #2-Rusty Wallace(5th) #66-Darrell Waltrip
16 Sears Point #2-Rusty Wallace(6th) #75-Wally Dallenbach
17 Daytona #88-Dale Jarrett(3rd) #55-Kenny Wallace
18 New Hampshire #2-Rusty Wallace(7th) #33-Joe Nemechek(won a pole later)
19 Pocono(2) 11. #20-Tony Stewart 12. #01-Ted Musgrave
20 Indy #28-Ricky Rudd(2nd) 13. #11-Brett Bodine
21 Watkins Glen NONE - RAIN NONE - RAIN
22 Michigan #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr(2nd) 14. #90-Hut Stricklin
23 Bristol #2-Rusty Wallace(8th) 15. #27-Mike Bliss
24 Darlington #12-Jermey Mayfield(2nd) #1-Steve Park
25 Richmond 12. #99-Jeff Burton #27-Mike Bliss
26 New Hampshire #18-Bobby Labonte(2nd) no 2nd Round
27 Dover #12-Jeremy Mayfield(3rd) none - rain
28 Martinsville #20-Tony Stewart(2nd) 16. #50-Ricky Craven
29 Lowes #24-Jeff Gordon(2nd) 17. #32-Scott Pruett
30 Talladega 13. #33-Joe Nemechek #50-Ricky Craven
31 Rockingham #12-Jeremy Mayfield(4th) #27-Mike Bliss
32 Phoenix #2-Rusty Wallace(9th) #01-Ted Musgrave
33 Homestead #1-Steve Park(2nd) 18. #96-Andy Houston
34 Atlanta #24-Jeff Gordon(3rd) 19. #94-Bill Elliott
No number in front of driver means they have already qualified for the Bud Shootout or the Qualifying Race.


There will be up to 14 drivers in the Bud Shootout(including the Qualifier Winner)

There will be up to 19 drivers in the pre-Bud Shootout qualifying race

at Daytona in February 2001..(why up to? some drivers eligible may not have a ride, retired or left the series, such as Robbie Gordon in 1997-1998). Please see new rules below. No more Bud Shootout Qualifier.

The 2001 Budweiser Shootout Lineup

Qualifying Race(not to be held, these drivers were eligible for a drawing)

1) Andy Hillenburg(was with the #91)
2) #6-Mark Martin(automatically in the race by new 2001 rules)
3) #66-Darrell Waltrip(is retiring after the 2000 season)
4) Derrike Cope(was with the #15 will be in the #37 Pontiac)
5) #93-Dave Blaney
6) #75-Wally Dallenbach
7) #55-Kenny Wallace(will be in the #27 Pontiac)
8) #3-Dale Earnhardt(automatically in the race by new 2001 rules)
9) #14-Rick Mast(in the #01 BellSouth Dodge?)
10) #9-Stacy Compton(will be in the #92 Dodge)
11) #17-Matt Kenseth
12) #01-Ted Musgrave(no ride yet for 2001)
13) #11-Brett Bodine
14) #90-Hut Stricklin
15) #27-Mike Bliss(no ride yet for 2001)
16) #50-Ricky Craven
17) #32-Scott Pruett
18) #96-Andy Houston
19) #94-Bill Elliott(will be in the #9 Dodge - automatically in the race by new 2001 rules))




Budweiser Shootout
1) Winner of the Qualifying Race
2) #88-Dale Jarrett
3) #2-Rusty Wallace
4) #28-Ricky Rudd
5) #24-Jeff Gordon
6) #1-Steve Park
7) #5-Terry Labonte
8) #12-Jeremy Mayfield
9) #31-Mike Skinner
10) #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr
11) #18-Bobby Labonte
12) #20-Tony Stewart
13) #99-Jeff Burton
14) #33-Joe Nemechek

With the new 2001 rules, add the following:

15) #3-Dale Earnhardt
16) #6-Mark Martin
17) #36-Ken Schrader
18) #9-Bill Elliott-the only Dodge
19) ?-Geoffrey Bodine(as of 2-1-2001 have heard nothing about Bodine for the Shootout or the 2001 season in any series)
20) #90-Ted Musgrave(winner of the drawing of 2000 2nd round qualifying - will drive the #90 Hills Bros Coffee Ford)



FOOTNOTEs:
(a) Kyle Petty was fastest in second round for the Daytona 500 but Petty Enterprises does not carry the Bud decal and is not eligible, so #91-Andy Hillenburg, who was next fastest gets the honor

(b) Kyle Petty was fastest in second round for the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California but Petty Enterprises does not carry the Bud decal and is not eligible, so #3-Dale Earnhardt, who was next fastest will get the honor

Table Note: The number in front of the driver means how many drivers are in the Bud Shootout/Qualifying race. That means there are 4 drivers eligible for the Bud Shootout at that stage of the season. if there is no number, it means that driver either won a pole or was already 2nd round fastest.

Bud Shootout Pole: On the Thursday before the Race, the drivers choose their starting positions in a draw

NOTES:

  • Musgrave in the #90 for the Shootout: Winston Cup driver Ted Musgrave found a car to drive in the Feb. 11 Bud Shootout at Daytona, and it will have Hills Bros Coffee decals and Junie Donlavey’s familiar #90 on it, Donlavey announced today. Musgrave was the fastest second-round qualifier for the Pennsylvania 500 in July at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Musgrave and the rest of the fastest second-round qualifiers were part of a drawing for one starting spot in the Bud Shootout, and Musgrave’s name was drawn. Musgrave plans to drive the 2001 season for Ultra Motorsports in the CTS with Mopar Performance Parts as his sponsor. Musgrave spent the 2000 season driving for Bessey Motorsports, Fenley Moore and Team Sabco. He drove for Team Sabco following the death of Kenny Irwin(Keystone Marketing)(2-1-2001)

    2001 RULES

  • The "Budweiser Shootout" held since 1979, the non-points event (formerly named the "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout") has jump-started the NASCAR Winston Cup Series as the season-opening race at the "World Center of Racing" one week before the Daytona 500. The former 25-lap sprint among the winners of the "Bud Pole Award" from the most recent season has been re-formatted to 70 laps and now includes past champions from prior "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout" events. Previously, Bud Pole second-round-fastest qualifiers from all points races were eligible to race for one slot in the Budweiser Shootout; in 2001, there will be no qualifying race, and one driver will be randomly selected from a pool of eligible second-round-fastest drivers to compete in the event. Ted Musgrave was the driver chosen.

    In 2001 there will be NO 2nd round qualifying and no drawing a 'wild-card' for the 2002 event.

    Additionally, Fox Television will broadcast the event in a two-hour time block as part of the new NASCAR television package on Sunday, February 11, 2001, 2:00 - 4:00pm/et. 2000 "Bud Pole Award" winners automatically in the field for the 2001 Budweiser Shootout include: Jeff Burton (1 pole), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2), Jeff Gordon (3), 2000 Bud Shootout winner Dale Jarrett (3), Bobby Labonte (2), Terry Labonte (1), Jeremy Mayfield (4), Joe Nemechek (1), Steve Park (2), Ricky Rudd (2), Mike Skinner (1), Tony Stewart (2) and Rusty Wallace(9). Eligible past champions of the "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout" are: Geoffrey Bodine, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin and Ken Schrader.(NASCAR PR)(12-7-2000)

    The final slot in the Budweiser Shootout will go to Ted Musgrave(who doesn't have a 2001 Cup ride..yet), who was randomly selected Thursday(Dec 7th) from a list of 15 drivers who won honors this season as the second-round fastest qualifier. Beginning in 2001, the qualifying race for second round fastest drivers will be eliminated(so there will be no wild card).

    Other rule changes for the 2001 event: Each driver must complete at least one pit stop under green, change at least two tires and the race must end under green-flag conditions, even if the length of the race has to be extended. Drivers may pit under yellow, but the pit stop will not count as their required stop, and caution laps will count toward the 70-lap total.(That's Racin')(12-8-2000)

  • Bud Shootout Announcement UPDATE 4: there will be a press conference on Thursday, December 7, 2000, 3:45pm/et at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City to discuss the "Budweiser Shootout" plans for 2001. The Earnhardts and NASCAR President Mike Helton will unveil the plans(NASCAR PR). Hearing there will be some sort of rules/format change in the Bud Shootout. For current format and who is eligible, see above(12-6-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing the Bud Shootout will be 70 laps and will include NASCAR Winston Cup Series 2000 pole winners and past Bud Shootout Winners (not past NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champions as reported), which would include automatic bids for Dale Earnhardt and Bill Elliott who failed to score a pole in 2000. The event will now be called the Budweiser Shootout. No word on if they will still have the qualifying race for 2nd round fastest as they have had the past few years. And see the story at Speed Magazine
    UPDATE 2: FOX Sports' premiere season as an official network television home of NASCAR begins in Daytona with the Last Chance Qualifyer on Saturday, Feb. 10th from 1:00-4:00pm/et(NASCAR PR)
    UPDATE 3: Besides a slight title modification, the "Budweiser Shootout" holds a great deal in store for race fans. Since 1979, the non-points event (formerly named the "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout") has jump-started the NASCAR Winston Cup Series as the season-opening race at the "World Center of Racing" one week before the Daytona 500. The former 25-lap sprint among the winners of the "Bud Pole Award" from the most recent season has been re-formatted to 70 laps and now includes past champions from prior "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout" events. Previously, Bud Pole second-round-fastest qualifiers from all points races were eligible to race for one slot in the Budweiser Shootout; in 2001, there will be no qualifying race, and one driver will be randomly selected from a pool of eligible second-round-fastest drivers to compete in the event. Additionally, Fox Television will broadcast the event in a two-hour time block as part of the new NASCAR television package on Sunday, February 11, 2001, 2:00 - 4:00pm/et. 2000 "Bud Pole Award" winners automatically in the field for the 2001 Budweiser Shootout include: Jeff Burton (1 pole), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2), Jeff Gordon (3), 2000 Bud Shootout winner Dale Jarrett (3), Bobby Labonte (2), Terry Labonte (1), Jeremy Mayfield (4), Joe Nemechek (1), Steve Park (2), Ricky Rudd (2), Mike Skinner (1), Tony Stewart (2) and Rusty Wallace(9). Eligible past champions of the "Busch Clash" and "Bud Shootout" are: Geoffrey Bodine, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin and Ken Schrader.(NASCAR PR)(12-7-2000)
    UPDATE 4: The final slot in the Budweiser Shootout will go to Ted Musgrave(who doesn't have a 2001 Cup ride..yet), who was randomly selected Thursday from a list of 15 drivers who won honors this season as the second-round fastest qualifier. Beginning in 2001, the qualifying race for second round fastest drivers will be eliminated(so there will be no wild card). Other rule changes for the event: Each driver must complete at least one pit stop under green and the race must end under green-flag conditions, even if the length of the race has to be extended. Drivers may pit under yellow, but the pit stop will not count as their required stop, and caution laps will count toward the 70-lap total.(That's Racin')(12-8-2000)

    PAST RULES

    The rules: The 2000 'Bud Shootout', there is going to be a last chance race for all the fastest second round qualifiers instead of the wild card drawing, it will be for 25 laps, and the winner will get to run in the "Bud Shootout". Only laps run under green for both races will count. The overall winner will take home over $100,000! The Busch driver with the most poles won in the season does not run in the Bud Shootout anymore. Starting in 1997 the driver got a bonus instead.

    Second Round Qualifier: The driver with the second round fastest time at each race will run in the Bud Shootout Qualifying Race(they do NOT have to make the race). The winner of the race tranfers to the Bud Shootout at the end of the field

    The old Rules: The driver with the second round fastest time at each race gets his name entered into a wild card drawing to be held during banquet week in New York. The driver chosen will then be a wildcard entry(Rusty Wallace was in 1997, Dave Marcis in 1996, Jimmy Means in 1995).

    NOTE: This is a DRIVERs race, so if Driver A leaves Team A and goes to Team B, then it'll be Driver A in the Team B car and the Team A car is not eligible unless they get a new driver who is eligible


    WINSTON CUP POLES in 2000:

    1. ) Rusty Wallace, 9
    2. ) Jeremy Mayfield, 4
    3. ) Dale Jarrett, 3
    4. ) Jeff Gordon, 3
    5. ) Bobby Labonte, 2*
    6. ) Ricky Rudd, 2
    7. ) Dale Earnhardt Jr, 2
    8. ) Tony Stewart, 2
    9. ) Steve Park, 2
    10. ) Terry Labonte, 1
    11. ) Mike Skinner, 1
    12. ) Jeff Burton, 1
    13. ) Joe Nemechek, 1 *awarded pole at Watkins Glen, does not count and is not shown here

    Chevy - 10
    Ford - 19
    Pontiac - 4

    Total Races: 33 - Watkins Glen was rained out, set on points, no pole awarded


    PAST WINNERS of the BUD SHOOTOUT/BUSCH CLASH:

    YEAR  SHOOTOUT WINNER          Qualifier Winner
    
    2000  Dale Jarrett             Dale Jarrett(won Bud Shootout)
    1999  Mark Martin              Mike Skinner(4th in Bud Shootout)
    1998  Rusty Wallace            Jimmy Spencer(4th in Bud Shootout)
    
    was known as the Busch Clash prior and had no
    qualifying race
    
    1997  Jeff Gordon(2)
    1996  Dale Jarrett
    1995  Dale Earnhardt(6)
    1994  Jeff Gordon
    1993  Dale Earnhardt
    1992  Geoffrey Bodine
    1991  Dale Earnhardt
    1990  Ken Schrader(2)
    1989  Ken Schrader
    1988  Dale Earnhardt
    1987  Bill Elliott
    1986  Dale Earnhardt
    1985  Terry Labonte
    1984  Neil Bonnett(2)
    1983  Neil Bonnett
    1982  Bobby Allison
    1981  Darrell Waltrip
    1980  Dale Earnhardt
    1979  Buddy Baker
    

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