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A dramatic finish to the first NASCAR race of the season, the non-championship Budweiser Shootout, saw Kyle Busch pip Tony Stewart to the win by just 0.013s.
Kyle Busch managed to start from the back of the field, pull off a dramatic mid-race save and survived involvement in one of the night's three big wrecks in order to win the Budweiser Shootout by just 0.013s over Tony Stewart, the narrowest margin of victory in the non-championship event's history.

"I've been in that situation, reversed, before with Tony," said Busch of their last lap battle for the chequered flag. "This time it turned out all right. We made it past him and beat him to the line, so it was cool."

Marcos Ambrose was also caught up in one of the night's wrecks but rallied to finish in third place ahead of Brad Keselowski.

The most spectacular crash came on the penultimate lap of the race when Jeff Gordon was sent barrel-rolling through the final corner and sliding upside down into the entrance to pit road. He was unhurt, but the incident forced the race into seven laps of overtime and a final green-white-chequered finish.

Race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 82 laps 1:38:46.000s
2. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 82 laps + 0.013s
3. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 82 laps + 0.211s
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 82 laps + 0.393s
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 82 laps + 0.560s
6. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 82 laps + 0.738s
7. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 82 laps + 0.751s
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 82 laps + 0.883s
9. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 82 laps + 1.386s
10. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 82 laps + 2.133s
11. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 81 laps + 1 lap
12. #22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge 80 laps + 2 laps
13. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 79 laps + 3 laps
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 74 laps Accident
15. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 73 laps Accident
16. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 73 laps Accident
17. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 73 laps Accident
18. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 54 laps Accident
19. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 54 laps Accident
20. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 54 laps Accident
21. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 54 laps Accident
22. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 54 laps Accident
23. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 8 laps Accident
24. #34 David Ragan Ford 8 laps Accident
25. #140 Michael Waltrip Toyota 8 laps Accident



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Drivers are introduced prior to the start of the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with an American flag after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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