OK, Kurt Busch is on the pole for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout but does that mean anything? It might. Check out our countdown of compelling Bud Shootout factoids and impress your friends at the 2008 NASCAR kickoff party.
70 - Total laps in the race, up from the 20 run the first year of the event in 1979
44 - No, not DJ’s UPS
truck car number. It's the most laps led in a single Bud Shootout, by Greg Biffle in 2005
22 - Largest field in event history in 2002 also the number of career starts by Awesome Bill from Dawsonville
19 - Dale Earnhardt Jr’s starting position in ‘03, the farthest back anybody has started and won also the number of consecutive starts by Mark Martin, most by any driver also..... Go to the new home of the Bench Racing blog for the rest of this post.