Paul Menard wins Budweiser Shootout p...

Paul Menard wins Budweiser Shootout pole; J. Gordon last

There are 388 comments on the PilotOnline.com story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Paul Menard wins Budweiser Shootout pole; J. Gordon last. In it, PilotOnline.com reports that:

Former winners in the field: Denny Hamlin , Tony Stewart , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jimmie Johnson , Jeff Gordon .

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Hao

Waipahu, HI

#1 Feb 5, 2009
I'm all geared up for Tonys big flop.
Katy

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 5, 2009
This was rigged put Jeff Gordon in the very back.
justleaveitalone

AOL

#3 Feb 5, 2009
don't care if jeff gets the pole, but for menard to get it is a waste. he raced when dei had good cars and still couln't win.

Since: Jul 08

North Liberty, IA

#4 Feb 5, 2009
Half the drivers shouldn't even be in it. It's a joke anymore.
Dale_Jr_ Fan

Shelburne, Canada

#5 Feb 5, 2009
I feel the same way, Speed although I think he will do well doesnt deserve to be in the shootout just yet, same goes for: Lagano, Sadler, Sorrenson, Robby Gordon, Waltrip, Almindinger, McMurry, Mears, Stremme, Harvick, Ragan, Kenseth, Kurt Bush, Jeff Burton while others who won a pole or past race winners were excluded. By the way, anyone notice Jr's firesuit in his interviews, I am a die hard Jr fan but I thought his suits from last year were bland and this years is just hideous, the upper half looks decent but with the all white bottom half; looking at it from a whole just looks terrible. Sam Bass!!! Jr needs your expertise....

“Sprint Cup Series Champion”

Since: Nov 08

New York, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2009
Tony Stewart shoudln't be in it either he switched engines.

“Let's go racing!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Who cares!!! Racing is finally getting started. This is just a little preview. Gentelmen....start your engines!!!!!!!!!!
justleaveitalone

AOL

#8 Feb 6, 2009
Lisa from south wrote:
Half the drivers shouldn't even be in it. It's a joke anymore.
just goes to show that everyone and everthing in nascar can be bought. i agree, so many of those guys didn't even earn the chance to be in it. what's up with that crap?! no wonder nascar fans are so put off.

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

Since: Jan 07

United States

#9 Feb 6, 2009
well, this will be the first budshootout that will not be inevitable, with Tony winning, or pushing a teamate over the finish line.. what is going to be interesting is if the JGR boys will actually work together this year or not and will Tony be included in the HMS line of cars?
OMG!!!! ELLIOT IS STILL ON THE TRACK!!! WATCH OUT TONY!!!
CND BILL FAN

New Dundee, Canada

#10 Feb 6, 2009
Paul Menard wouldn't even have a job in racing if it wasn't for his name and daddy's money.
This guy is a complete clown.
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#11 Feb 6, 2009
CND BILL FAN wrote:
Paul Menard wouldn't even have a job in racing if it wasn't for his name and daddy's money.
This guy is a complete clown.
Sounds very similar to someone else I know of.

Hmmmm..... the name escapes me.

Any ideas?
CND BILL FAN

New Dundee, Canada

#12 Feb 6, 2009
Jim wrote:
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Sounds very similar to someone else I know of.
Hmmmm..... the name escapes me.
Any ideas?
I'm thinking his last name starts with an E......???, Bobby Hillin Jr. was another one. Rob Moroso also comes to mind.
smokin

United States

#13 Feb 6, 2009
kyle petty was born with a siver spoon in his mouth,should't even got in a race car
CND BILL FAN

Cambridge, Canada

#14 Feb 6, 2009
smokin wrote:
kyle petty was born with a siver spoon in his mouth,should't even got in a race car
Not a great record.

“JRW 88 Fan 4 Life!!”

Since: Jul 07

EARNHARDTVILLE

#15 Feb 6, 2009
Jim wrote:
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Sounds very similar to someone else I know of.
Hmmmm..... the name escapes me.
Any ideas?
Yeah, LOL I bet it does.. You are too much!lol
Happy Friday, lots of luck to your driver.
Have a great weekend Jim.
Say What

Dryden, Canada

#16 Feb 6, 2009
CND BILL FAN wrote:
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I'm thinking his last name starts with an E......???, Bobby Hillin Jr. was another one. Rob Moroso also comes to mind.
How could you forget... Mikey Waltrip!!!
Wait, neither of his names start with an E,...hmmmm

Since: Dec 06

Charlotte, NC

#17 Feb 6, 2009
Katy wrote:
This was rigged put Jeff Gordon in the very back.
Are you implying that the drivers were told before hand which bottle to pick? I don't think so. This race may not count toward the chase but it counts as far as earnings go. If Jeff comes from behind and wins, does that mean that was rigged too?

NASCAR may change the rules along the way, which is kind of like rigging so certain drivers will be assured spots in races, but I don't see the drivers participating in any sort of rigging antics.
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#18 Feb 6, 2009
smokin wrote:
kyle petty was born with a siver spoon in his mouth,should't even got in a race car
Sounds very similar to someone else I know of.

Hmmmm..... the name escapes me.

Any ideas?

Since: Dec 06

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#19 Feb 6, 2009
Dale_Jr_ Fan wrote:
I feel the same way, Speed although I think he will do well doesnt deserve to be in the shootout just yet, same goes for: Lagano, Sadler, Sorrenson, Robby Gordon, Waltrip, Almindinger, McMurry, Mears, Stremme, Harvick, Ragan, Kenseth, Kurt Bush, Jeff Burton while others who won a pole or past race winners were excluded. By the way, anyone notice Jr's firesuit in his interviews, I am a die hard Jr fan but I thought his suits from last year were bland and this years is just hideous, the upper half looks decent but with the all white bottom half; looking at it from a whole just looks terrible. Sam Bass!!! Jr needs your expertise....
Well what about Scott Speed's outfit
when he went up to draw his Bud pole starting position. He was dressed like he was going to a championship dinner. Guess he don't own a pair of Jeans.
CND BILL FAN

London, Canada

#20 Feb 6, 2009
Say What wrote:
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How could you forget... Mikey Waltrip!!!
Wait, neither of his names start with an E,...hmmmm
Sorry, I did forget Mikey.
How about Elliott Sadler

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