NASCAR Budweiser Shootout: 10 Lessons We Learned Over the Weekend in Daytona

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NASCAR Budweiser Shootout: 10 Lessons We Learned Over the Weekend in Daytona
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Kurt Busch may have come across the finish line in second but NASCAR made statement awarding him the win.

The Budweiser Shootout is in the books and before the tires cooled on Kurt Busch's No.22 Pennzoil Dodge the stands, media and the garage were buzzing with anticipation for the 2011 Daytona 500.

Speed was a key word among drivers and NASCAR officials before and after the Budweiser Shootout.  The speeds during the Bud Shootout were shattering the 200-mph barrier when the cars teamed up in two car breakaways. 

"This is unbelievable," said Busch, "I have to thank my motor department and Jamie McMurray. You have a friend like that, that's what it takes. He's my teammate of the day."

It was evident two-car breakaways are now the way to get around Daytona and also a way to break through the magical 200-mph mark NASCAR wants to avoid.  The following 10 lessons were learned in this year's Bud Shootout.

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