New and major changes to the Budweiser Shootout are going to occur for the 2009 season. To get in now you need to be in the top six in owner points from the manufacture that you drive in order to get into the race. Also the race has been expanded from 70 laps to 75 laps.
No more needing to win a poll for a race now which I think fully blows.
Reed Sorenson is going to moving over to Gillett Evernham Motorsports for the 2009 season. No car number and sponsor have been announced yet.
I feel this will be an improvement for him, but this year it has only been the Kasey Kahne show at GEM.