Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/thecheck/public_html/wp-content/themes/inhype/content-single.php on line 24
NASCAR Cup Series

Budwieser Shootout Eligibility Criteria Set To Change For 2013 Event

1 Mins read
The way drivers qualify for the Budweiser Shootout will change for next year's event (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The way drivers qualify for the Budweiser Shootout will change for next year's event (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It has been announced that the eligibility criteria for the Budweiser Shootout will return to the traditional format used between 1979 and 2008 ahead of the 2013 running of the event.  The new rules dictate that only previous Shootout winners and pole-winners from the previous season will be eligible.

Fans have expressed their desire to see this event return to its original eligibility rules,” said Steve O’Donnell, Vice President of Racing Operations. “We listened and decided it would be best to return to the eligibility rules of years past adding further meaning to pole qualifying for each NASCAR Sprint Cup race.”

The rules this year admitted the top 25 in the 2011 points standings, as well as any former winners of the Daytona 500.  Had the rule change been implemented this year, the new BK Racing operation would have been able to field Richmond pole-winner David Reutimann, who was 28th in the 2011 overall standings.

The 2012 Budweiser Shootout was won by Kyle Busch.

Related posts
NASCAR Cup SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series

Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Hemric on poles for Dover

3 Mins read
Martin Truex Jr. and Daniel Hemric will start the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Dover from the poles, respectively.
NASCAR Cup Series

Penske pals Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano without crew chiefs for Dover

1 Mins read
Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will not have crew chiefs Jeremy Bullins and Paul Wolfe for Dover. Bullins remains out due to protocol while Wolfe is suspended for a lug nut violation.
NASCAR Cup Series

Rolex 24 LMP2 winner Kyle Tilley to make NASCAR debut at COTA, running 4 races for Live Fast

3 Mins read
Kyle Tilley, who won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona’s LMP2 class in February, will run 4 NASCAR Cup races for Live Fast Motorsports beginning with Circuit of the Americas.

Leave a Reply