| Kurt Busch|
| February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)|
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
70 laps, 175 mi (281.635 km)
140.751 miles per hour (226.517 km/h)
The 2008 Budweiser Shootout was the first official, non-points paying event of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race was run on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida and was restricted to those who were the fastest qualifiers in the 2007 season as well as past winners of the event. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the event, his second shootout, and his first win with Hendrick Motorsports. Fox televised the race starting at 8 PM US EST.
2008 Budweiser Shootout Wikipedia
There were two ways to become eligible for the Budweiser Shootout: win a pole or win the Budweiser Shootout. For 2008, there were 23 eligible drivers: nine drivers being past winners with lifetime exemptions into the race as long as they remain active in the series, and 15 who were fastest in qualifying for NEXTEL Cup races in 2007.Bill Elliott
Jeff Gordon (who also won pole positions in 2007)
Dale Jarrett (This will be his last Shootout as he has announced his retirement from racing)
Jimmie Johnson (also won at least one pole in 2007)
Denny Hamlin (also was a pole sitter in 2007)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (also was a pole sitter in 2007)
Martin Truex, Jr.
The Budweiser Shootout lineup was determined by a draw of positions on Thursday, February 7, 2008 and aired live on Speed Channel.