Kasey Kahne's Bud Shootout experience didn't last long as his Red Bull Toyota Camry apparently blew an engine during the seventh lap at Daytona International Speedway. Kahne started strong, moving all the way up to third in the early going, but car trouble sent him the pits before the race even hit intermission. Kahne entered the pits, had the hood up on his car and was finally towed into the garage, ending his day at the shootout.
The actions been fast at Daytona, with drivers hooking up in two-car packs, as expected. The two-car hookups are a drafting technique with drivers using it to push each other along, moving up as they do. It led to an odd sight from the start as cars paired off and went to work in an effort to stay with the pack and crawl to the front. SB Nation detailed the technique on Friday in an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
After 14 laps, Jeff Burton is in front, with much of the pack within three seconds. For more on the race, check out SB Nation's Bud Shootout StoryStream.