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Jeff Gordon's Chevy flips upside down in a huge wreck on lap 74. Watch laps 60-74 of the Budweiser Shootout.
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Sixteen laps to go on what has been a wild night of racing in Daytona. Nine laps complete Paul Menard goes around eight Carsten ball. Menard and Michael Waltrip knocked out of the race along with -- David Reagan. Went 32 and Clint Boyer off the bumper of teammate Martin Truex. Bruce -- wild ride if he continues in the right. And a lap 55 Joey -- -- -- yeah after contact with Marcos Ambrose goes on to the. -- -- Matt -- But Michael Waltrip concern about the stability of these race cars and here's a view you don't wanna see. The one of the hook off your front bump. Yeah these things get down in the corner and those pushes these guys are trying to deliver in the corners just more than the cars can stay and you know sometimes. NASCAR national have to step in and they don't we get together in the quarters and and you that's what we've seen so far that's caused these crashes it even possible as he very looked clearly saw. Martin Truex but out Clint -- coming through the troubled at the corner as well. So it's really tough these driver just have to evaluate look at what they're doing and try to lay off one another down in the turns. Thanks Michael to -- Bertrand. -- got up could you tell look there was another car pushy or how much does a guy have to hit -- -- out here. Right now. Mean is there is there and your prefecture here in them. Just say it's -- fans we get and how hard he ahead. Yes and again hit once then I got a little bit free and it just moved him to my left for sat in my bumper. And then and him a second time is -- he's been an out and it just carried me around some. It's unfortunate for Home Depot team react like that pretty car you know richter -- I'm promotional raised up in the top five throughout the Lawrence and this one there right -- there and in their place pretty on this thing and it's. There every failures are right there right EBR -- it is it's thank you Mike. With a look at some of the technology involved at -- fox cut which hardship haven't. Yeah Mike this year we're really excited about having our fox cut -- car we got a lot of neat things we can do it in and one of the things that you know people -- a lot about -- offseason has been the fuel injection. That NASCAR was gonna bring along here you take a look this is the way these in his set up with the fuel rail here the -- -- -- -- fire each and every one of the ciller's. But one thing about this folks is the fact that we don't have a carburetor anymore you see now we heavy throttle body that looks a lot like the carburetor blows air down through it. But the main thing years. We still have the basically the dreaded restrictor plate while we would have almost 900 -- part we did not have history stricter -- It cut the horsepower at a place like Daytona and kind of keep the speeds down -- we can at least control of a little bit we've seen a lot of exciting race and -- night and so far fuel injection really. Hasn't been a factor. Thanks Jeff. Fifteen cars on the lead lap as Clint Boyer it's a free pass. Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon stayed out they did not pit. They have the front row for this restart which will come with fourteen laps to go. Jimmie Johnson Tony Stewart broke two. Jamie McMurray Carl Edwards -- number 310 lead changes -- right and ten leaders in nineteen lead changes. For caution flags three for accidents plus the scheduled ten minute break at lap 25. This is set up vary you got Ted Johnson and Gordon up here he got biffle. And in his teammate back there Edwards and six we got some guys and everybody. Might have some as some would say about who's gonna win this. Checked and released to the care center Martin Truex Dale Earnhardt junior hand man can -- The restart comes this time by with fourteen laps to go. But good time for our first NASCAR on fox crank it up for the new years nobody. Off turn 412. Laps to go only. The fourth time leading five times because of the number championships for -- Kenny Johnson running 123. Time -- with a Tony Stewart. Up three times sit there with them and that's a Hendrick -- parade right now and I thought we might start to see. Teammates are gonna have teammates now's the time to do this -- with Kevin Harvick such a wild ride -- you not familiar -- Umpire I just figured it would go outlet designed -- thank everybody on the Budweiser Chevrolet team did a great job. Just now I'm gonna I'm gonna take a lot more patience from a lot of guys who have had done this before obviously. You can't hit guys in the laughter and I didn't big runs and there's two titles and add things they just got to keep them off the left period. We'll have a little different strategy Nixon -- that barbecue smell like smoke Mike thank you -- Seven car breakaway at the front three. Right behind them. And Brad Keselowski in the midst of that second pack. Had a little discussion. But it's more cars left. Not that it. Or the two point seven -- your fair I think I've ever beat that. So thirteenth on the dark lit spot point. Yeah we're definitely every car for a -- I would say that for. Not as many of the world while ago. But still fifteen cars on the lead lap. Kozlowski and his teammate -- bigger and hanging around out around the back of the pack for home while. What were coming down toward ten laps to go one -- for now. No time. I think you what you see. Is what you're gonna get. Until we get down to about three to go when somebody thinks they can push for three laps when you look at our top seven drivers right now let's -- them. Look at the draft were in the back of that pack -- they're gaining. Monday and -- eleventh. It was a lap down he was involved in the crash of -- free passes in there he is back with the lead group. Only driver to ever win the bud shootout as a rookie. Kind of -- and grow up like in. I mean you think about Tony last year mark Zealand. Think about some racing where they were out to lunch but they fought fought fought worked worked hard got himself back and hunt. Yet there and grab the championship crew chief with Tony Stewart from last. Nine laps ago. Denny Hamlin made up two laps got that free pass twice to get himself back on the lead lap and in the contention. Any one of those front seven could win an eighth place Kyle -- is one point eight seconds back of the lead. And not gaining a lot of. -- on the front pack as long as they remain -- -- I think he's on his nobody gets hot and you don't have to. I think since -- come in single file like they are it's really gonna come down to Jimmie Johnson say and -- when Jeff Gordon to win this race. Are -- -- wanna pull out and try to pass but I think we're about four -- five laps away from where you know a lot you don't look at the water give her game. Here that you can't tell him to another round well. Remember the guy in third place in last year you know it's that I wrote my mom to win a race so -- -- a little worried about them doing well that seven car breakaway. History. Course in long collapse has caught the lead and Michael there are together again. They're gonna come together at the end. Look at Kurt Busch he's not -- he can win this darn great how much does he have to prove how -- the people back. I meant to drop Victory Lane just put a little bit of trouble he had in the past way behind him. Yeah Michael his owner James street said bring the trophy or bring them to steer and we don't bats James stands there is that I love it. A lot like wild thing if he can get to the. You know -- his way closer in the eight team. I have a shot to win this thing Kristen. Mike it's like Michael just overshadowed exactly what Kurt Busch was making just a couple of laps ago he came on the radio and told his team. This is exactly where I want it means anything at that time -- and I am sitting in. There's no question Kurt Busch is an awesome restrictor plate racer he won. -- second. Lettered three times this is like sitting at a poker table right now and are you -- and what the guy and he got a win in hand. I take that long it's. He's got to make a move and it won't like it took three to go. And that's really -- Six to go in the Budweiser shootout to. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson Hendrick duo Tony Stewart with Hendrick power. His hands Kurt Busch -- Chevrolet is in front of the Florida Marcus. Kyle Busch you've got to go for a minute so. My second in this race. Nobody. And there's Kyle Busch -- He was on pit road at that last caution lot every player than anything -- idea remember him over there in turn two. Not very -- enough to. Five laps to go. Front four on the inside out in front Kyle Busch who pulls alongside older brother -- in the 51. -- slapped the go our top fifteen drivers all on the lead -- within three quarters of -- second of the -- here -- -- don't think you're gonna pick up here. Bush moves to the outside of Stewart fourteen. With a little help from Greg Biffle. This is exactly what you wanna see right here you've got -- outside you got to push and you're coming towards an inch by inch. In -- there's not nothing Jeff Gordon and it 24 can do but what he's doing right there he's got what he's gap and I think he's got a winning team. On the leader. Why they're looking at making their move with three to go meaning Jeff. Show the try to get -- me. Kyle bush with help. Biffle here they come up the outside -- -- -- the outside going into -- students fans cars right there in two hungry guys. Then you can it's. With another driver again -- -- And can I get out and they make their moves too soon -- or not I don't know I think the problem is Jimmie Johnson can't give Jeff Gordon -- needs. Little jostling there that's kinda get pushed up something inside against Stewart. Kyle Busch leads from Jeff Gordon. Three ago. This is it. Whatever you gonna do you guys. -- to the outside. Jeff Gordon the don't baby got a big. He's a man when he gets down these individual races. What's that 51 car now. Here comes back Murray in the wind -- Stewart. In -- fourteen. Now did look at Jeff scored he's trying to production up blocks and blocks it to stay here and -- coaches -- -- -- -- Two laps to go and Tony Stewart comes around the outside. No longer -- drops back court with Kyle Busch and Stewart -- In front of all of them. Tony Stewart. Current champion. Car he's driving really defensively right now he's trying to keep -- or. And Jeff and working. Coaches around. -- -- -- Plus there's no -- -- yeah. Jeff Gordon's up to the and Kurt Busch's car is just -- Jimmie Johnson's car destroyed. Track and crew quickly on the -- to needed Jeff Gordon. On the radio he has told his team he is okay. -- same minute as they can -- move in. A wild ride for Jeff Gordon. As he tries to win the bud shootout just a lap and a half from the flag teammate Jimmie Johnson's car damaged. Several cars to the garage already Kyle Busch to pit road but. Toy is made a stop and comes back down. It's been like a demolition derby tonight -- -- Tony Stewart and shoot -- rookie Marcus Ambrose ahead of Clint Boyer. Brad Kozlowski and of great benefit. Jeff Gordon has asked for them to roll the car all over before he tries to climb out. Michael can you address that situation Michael you're upside down here a few years ago over on the back straightaway yet and and Michael left a lot bigger than Jets and the cars were a lot of little hurt and then that was -- back. Combination yeah. You talk about streaking down the upside down and cars smoke did you see you boil order fueled some of the -- -- around you want really back. Just doing his best to explain that to those guys probably about like I was explaining it with. Not the calmness manner -- you know Michael thank him for years to deal let down -- they came up with a system that turn next car back we usually don't put no straps around the car. When they turned you over they just pretty much took two record -- and swung it back on your wheels -- Elton clamp down the they're thinking gone out. Not that we'll talk a lot about these big cars there there's more room for those guys to get in that stuff has. -- -- He is okay. Let's see what happen. I think it -- it really -- trying to get. Then eighteen car Kyle Busch jumped out a way collision that left fat again again he's just working on Michael Leighton. Kurt and Kyle was blocking. And Jeb Bush trying to getting -- loose getting up out -- way and he's just -- got on the left side it's funny now but at the top Ambrose than Boyer did come and they're they're they're nobody else Brett can't laugh you ain't seen him up front all night. He's victory to start the chance to win baby out with my best gentler yes it is Brad Kozlowski and his race. Well Jeff Gordon's car went about a thousand feet on the driver's door before a barrel rolled to a stop him. If Brad Kozlowski that team he's in that backup car and see Jim -- and they're just gets down on his left field corner we've seen that time and time and time again. You gotta stay out the last spot what do we do about that domain and how we think that the driver just have to make the decision. But they've got -- that left side. Look at this long slide from Gordon and that's Kurt Busch tangled up -- and Jimmie Johnson. -- -- car still hasn't lost a bunch of its momentum as he goes side over side. And comes to rest. Michael went through a really good point don't mind these cars are so much bigger than the cars were five years ago. With the safety innovations that NASCAR has built into these cars the drivers moved over to the center of the car six inches further than ever before. The roll -- bigger. That say that really helped Jeff Gordon -- situation. -- -- -- Jimmie Johnson is sitting in his car and it is his opinion that the mechanic should fix this car so he can go back out the right front is absolutely -- off the car. There's oil on -- there is a lot of work going on here but there are so few cars left in running condition Johnson wants to continue the race. Well we have completed 75 slapstick but this race is not over because of NASCAR's Green white checker rule. Have several attempts might -- finished sorry that there's any device they did created to turn it -- -- targets upside down. That belief and all that stuff they look to it out to turn it over gently. There are fox super resume as Jeff Gordon makes contact. With the left recorder of Kyle Busch's bumper. And by the way bush did it again did a great job of saving that car from major damage but look what happens in front of what truly calls that was when Jeff Gordon got in the Kyle Busch Jeff Gordon moved up the racetrack. And there was just nowhere for most of these drivers together. -- Roof flaps deployed as a car with Simpson opponent's side didn't look at took Kurt Busch's car shed momentum and sheet metal everywhere. See another driver that we felt like had one of the fastest cars here tonight involved in that Jamie McMurray in that one car -- serve. Denny Hamlin snuck through another one. Sort of Montoya. It's a rough around right here thank god for does. Hans devices seats the way your ball today in these things today. He's able to handle something like get a walk away. Jim we just really working hard on the back -- eighteen car trying to moving up the hill so we can get by him. The type of bump drafting you used to be able to do at Daytona. Is problematic tonight. For big impressions. Feel so bad for Kurt Busch second car of the week. They're the cars involved in the -- And we heard Richard Childress talking about. What might lead up to something like this. -- bambino was always push the corners are gonna ring. Good column everybody about a. And he owns four cars entered. In the Daytona 500 and said that before this latest branch think I'm correct -- heard this today and Larry you may know for a fact but in Arco race. They would not they sit no pushing no you can't give up on anybody. In the corner in the corner in arteries. Those cars have a different aerodynamic package than these Sprint Cup cars but. Michael what about -- getting up against somebody in the corner whether it's the right side the left side or any more boards you gotta think about Mike is we used to be able to push at all where on this racetrack NASCAR. The fans didn't like it NASCAR didn't like it -- they changed it. Back in the day 01 note three on the there when raced here at Daytona. You didn't dare put someone in the corner because of the crash you know you what's been the one out of you try to. And now we're in the same situation again that drivers are learning tonight. They're seeing that you can't push on the left side but there's gonna be circumstances a great example with Truex and and border in the tri oval. True -- border moved over Truex was left on the left that spun him around but with Jeff Gordon he was hit it on the left out of -- Kyle Busch all the way through the terror and eventually it bottom out so the drivers are gonna have to watch the video and say all right we might need to calm down a little bit here. And not tear up all that equipment that Richard Childress is talking about. Well I think it took us a year and a half to perfect the two car tandem Brian OK so we got that down now we're good to go no you're not. We're gonna change the rules we're gonna change the package and we're gonna make it where you can't do that anymore these guys are going to another learning process. Maybe -- of one maybe by next Sunday you know maybe don't have it figured out. Only three cars have not had major crash damage tonight Tony Stewart. Brad Kozlowski Greg Biffle but what makes this interesting is we now have a Green white checkered we'll though the grain book though the -- with the the checkered. With that restrictor plate -- solid Jeff Hammond at their -- cutaway car it takes a good half to three quarters of laughed even remotely get up to speed remember. Double file restart so it's truly going to be interesting. When they rate this Green flag -- start are you saying the record may not -- -- may not -- don't we -- get great tips agreeing white checkered. Let's take another couple looks here. -- from ground level. And Jeff Gordon after sliding 800 feet on the driver's door. And over and dissipating energy. And here's what Kurt Busch had to say after the smoke settled. Down. Really appreciate guys working as a party they did it pick it kind of fun to come out here it's. I'll -- hungry guys. I'll probably get a got clear that important as Brett heat team that's what's happening is very -- -- -- all you can get a direct somebody in the. Lots of Booker scored Jeff. That there was -- -- first off you OK but you get your son Koppen meter do you -- you got out you know he's got me to get up for -- Car here how fast. You know we had a blast tonight and you could feel that energy the excitement and the butterflies with -- ago. Because we were in position coming with two to go we're right in the mix with the big dogs and we're just -- little team. You know -- stop saying that we worked really hard to get this cars as the backup to the back up and we are we're just. He get that some butterflies in the stomach feel no we are in position to do good things went our tacklers -- as well thank tackler for jump on board tonight I'm I just I had fun out there. I mean what got me was -- you said it no laughs -- this race car but this team was able to not only gets you up front which you -- right she -- that position you know how much of him out. A boost to your ego right now I need your confidence right now. Going into the 500 while pronouncing sentence in Phoenix racing build great speedway cars and so to have the Chevrolet with Hendrick power. -- tackler tonight it was just huge. Boost for this whole club and now it's just a matter you know just -- as far away do they sent all the guys are jug is the 1985 Buick got there Rabach on the -- south. That's not the mentality it over the rest of the year when you protect our race cars and have fun but now it's off to Hendrick dot com Chevrolet tomorrow to get that car qualified in the Daytona 500. Lot of energy down here guys like. Kurt Busch having a very competitive night and ending up with too trashed race cars one in practice someone in the race. And boy it's it gets junk yard down there in the garage area. But you know what might it. Teammate crewmembers will work themselves to death. It gives you a good car when you put on a show like -- did. When they know they're getting a result for their hard work they will stand by you all the way to the bitter end. Up to three attempts at a Green white checker. It's what we're facing here in Daytona to conclude the Budweiser shootout AJ all the Vickers car. After all along pit stop getting back out on track with some crash damage. Jimmie Johnson okay looks like he's he has climbed from the car that he wanted picks to get back out there and tried again.