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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Custom Panthers Jersey . -- The pack is back. And so is the Big One. Kyle Busch edged Tony Stewart in a thrilling finish to the first race of 2012, using a sling-shot pass Saturday night on the last lap of the exhibition Budweiser Shootout to beat the defending NASCAR champion to the checkered flag. It gave Busch a victory in a wild race that included two incredible saves by the eventual winner to stay in contention in the 75-lap sprint around Daytona International Speedway. "I dont know how many times I spun out, but I didnt spin out, you know?" smiled Busch, who gave Toyota its first Shootout victory. The event was a preview of next weekends season-opening Daytona 500, and showed that NASCAR has successfully broken up the two-car tandem racing that dominated restrictor-plate racing last year. Fans were overwhelmingly opposed to that style of racing -- NASCAR said earlier this month surveys showed over 80 per cent of those polled hated the tandem -- and the sanctioning body worked hard through the off-season to develop a rules package that would separate the cars. It was obvious at the start that the new rules worked as the drivers were lumped into a big pack and raced two-and-three wide for almost the entire race. Although it led to two big accidents -- including an accident that sent Jeff Gordon skidding on his roof for what he said was the first time in his career -- the drivers were nearly unanimous in their approval of the racing. "I actually had fun racing at Daytona again, which I havent had for a while," said Stewart, who was beat by .013 seconds -- the blink of an eye -- to the finish line. "I dont know what the consensus is from everybody else, but I had more fun as a driver tonight than what weve had in the past." Dale Earnhardt Jr., a strong critic of the tandem racing, also was thrilled with the new product despite having his night ruined in one of the many accidents. "I like this kind of racing better. At least I know what to expect," he said. "And I feel like Ive got a better chance with this style than I did last year." The first multi-car accident was a mere nine laps into the race, and began when David Ragan nudged Paul Menard to trigger the nine-car pileup. A later wreck with two laps remaining sent Gordon sliding on his roof for roughly 1,000 feet. The four-time NASCAR champion ultimately climbed out the window with his car still upside down, but, like Earnhardt, praised the racing. "Its pretty wild and crazy, but I liked this better than what we had last year. Definitely," he said. Gordons accident began when he ran into the back of Busch, who used his second save of the night to avoid the accident. An earlier save left fellow competitors in awe. "There arent many people, ever, who could have done that," said three-time champion Stewart, who was behind Busch on the first save. Busch shrugged off his saves in Victory Lane. "Stab and steer -- thats what you do -- and some braking. There were brakes involved too," Busch smiled. Of his pass of Stewart, Busch said hed learned from previous mistakes. "Ive seen the move done before, it was my turn to do it this time," he said. Carolina Panthers Jerseys Outlet . James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, and the Penguins won for the first time in four games, 4-1 over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Robert Lester Panthers Jersey . Mario Balotellis 54th-minute penalty secured a 2-1 win for Italy over the Czech Republic to seal first place in Group B, while Robin van Persies second-half double in a 2-0 win at Andorra guaranteed the Dutch top spot in Group D. . Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home.MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United manager David Moyes dismissed suggestions his job is under threat, saying he has the full backing of the clubs hierarchy. United will finish the season without a major trophy if it fails to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Olympiakos in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. The match comes three days after a humiliating 3-0 home loss to fierce rival Liverpool, which left United in seventh place in the Premier League and without any realistic chance of qualifying for next seasons Champions League. "My future has not changed one bit," Moyes said Tuesday. "I have got a great job, know exactly the direction I want to go in. "The biggest assurance is that (the board) let me get on with the job ... we talk about the future, we make big plans going forward. That is why they gave me a six-year contract. This is not a club that works on a short-term vision, it is a long-term one." Moyes said he has been in regular contact with Alex Ferguson, the man he replaced as manager inn July and who recommended his fellow Scot for one of the biggest jobs in world football. Robert Lester Jersey. "He told me before I came in it was a difficult job but he is always here to help," said Moyes, who added that "all the board are very supportive" of him. Only five teams have overturned a deficit of two goals or more in the Champions League era. Winning the Champions League looks to be the only route back into the competition next season, leaving it likely that United will miss out of Europes top tournament for the first time since the 1995-96 season. Moyes, though, urged fans to keep faith in his reign despite a woeful run of seven losses in 14 games so far in 2014. "I actually think they have seen some defeats they wouldnt have expected and have stuck with the team throughout," he said. "They have seen great success here in the past and will see great success again in the future. "This club is the biggest club in the world. It might not feel it today, but it will rise again." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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