February 6, 2010

Harvick wins Budweiser Shootout

Kevin Harvick won back-to-back Budweiser Shootouts after leading Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray when the final caution waved.

Our View The race ended with a green-white-checkered finish and you just knew that it was going to get hairy. However, no one expected Jeff Gordon to trigger a wreck when he bump-drafted Greg Biffle into a spin in the corner.

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Patrick impressive in stock car debut

Danica Patrick wanted to get experience by running the ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway, and she accomplished that goal with flying colors. She was credited with sixth-place in a photo finish with Ricky Carmichael at the line.

Our View Patrick had to avoid wrecks along the way and was even knocked into the infield by Nelson Piquet Jr. at one point, so she experienced nearly everything that she would face in a Nationwide Series race.

The final decision on whether she will run the Nationwide race next Saturday will come on Monday, but according to a tweet by @NASCAR_NNS, she has already been approved by NASCAR.

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Martin, Earnhardt qualify on front row for Daytona 500

Hendrick Motorsports came loaded for bear this week; teammates Mark Martin (191.188 mph) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (190.913) became the only two drivers who locked in their position for the Daytona 500.

Our View Rick Hendrick is dedicated to making Earnhardt as competitive as Martin this year and this is an early indication that will be the case.

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