Harvick wins Shootout with late pass

Updated: February 8, 2009, 1:05 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Thrilling finish, dramatic wrecks and a record number of lead changes.

It was just what NASCAR wanted, and needed.

Kevin Harvick boldly passed Jamie McMurray on the last lap of the exhibition Budweiser Shootout to give a sparse Saturday night crowd at Daytona International Speedway reason to want more.

"There's nobody who can leave today and say they didn't see an exciting race," third-place finisher Tony Stewart said.

NASCAR has taken a beating in ...

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