Kyle Busch just barely nipped defending Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart to take the checkered flag at the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

 

The event is a bit of an all-star event. It's an invite-only featuring past winners from Daytona, and drivers who finished in the top 25 of last year's Spring Cup Series.

Busch's exciting win might give him some momentum heading into the Daytona 500 next weekend, but the Shootout win does not involve points, so as far as the standings go, everyone will be on level ground for the Great American Race.

 

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