DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart won the $1,153,518 Budweiser Shootout Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Stewart finished the 70-lap event 0.131 seconds ahead of David Gilliland in a non-championship points exhibition event. The win was the third of Stewart's Nextel Cup career.
The race was broken into two segments -- 20 laps and the 50-lap finale.
Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch took an early lead in the final segment, but Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were just behind them.