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RACING ONE: Geoffrey Bodine draws Budweiser Shootout pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

had no plans to take part in Speedweeks this season. But when brother offered his Hooters Ford for his elder brother to use his eligibility in the Bud Shootout, he accepted. And as luck would have it, Bodine drew the pole position for Saturday night's event at Thursday's annual Shootout drawing. Sophomore will flank Bodine on the front row. and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will start in the rear of the 19-car field. The non-points event will pay a total purse of $966,000, with the winner getting $205,000. Two segments will make up the 70 lap affair, held under Daytona's lights for the first time. After the first 20 laps, a ten minute break will allow teams to work on their cars while maintaining track position. The 50-lap final will line-up based on the finish of segment one, but because of the smaller fuel tanks being used at Daytona this year, pit stops will be necessary.

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