Jarrett draws Daytona Shootout pole

Defending Budweiser Shootout winner Dale Jarrett grabbed the right bottle of Bud Thursday night and will start Saturday's race from the pole. Jarrett and his fellow competitors drew beer bottles to determine the front place starter for the annual...

Defending Budweiser Shootout winner Dale Jarrett grabbed the right bottle of Bud Thursday night and will start Saturday's race from the pole. Jarrett and his fellow competitors drew beer bottles to determine the front place starter for the annual kick off to Speedweeks.

Jarrett will be gunning for his fourth Shootout win. He looked pretty sporty in testing scoring some of the top times at Daytona in January.

Greg Biffle had the lucky number two beer bottle and will start the No. 16 Ford on the outside pole.

Each of the qualifying drivers drew Budweiser beer bottles (with numbers on them) to determine the starting line-up of the event. Bill Elliott, Brian Vickers and Ken Schrader complete the top five.

Reigning series champion Kurt Bush will line-up sixth followed by Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Ricky Rudd and Jeremy Mayfield. Rounding out the rest of the field are Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, Joe Nemechek, Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears, Bobby Labonte and Geoffrey Bodine.

Bodine was moved to the rear of the field after failing to show for the draw event.

The Shootout is in two segments. The first 20 laps and the second 50 laps with one pit stop.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield , Tony Stewart , Rusty Wallace , Geoffrey Bodine , Ken Schrader , Joe Nemechek , Greg Biffle , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Kasey Kahne , Brian Vickers