Congrats to Kurt Busch for winning last night’s kick-off race to NASCAR 2011, the Budweiser Shootout. The true winner was anybody in the stands or sitting in front of a TV to watch this race unfold. With new asphalt and nerves of steel, drivers grabbed a dance partner and two by two averaged over 196 mph during the first 25 laps. Two cars could run faster together than any single car, so the event was like a dance recital at 200 mph. Not a bad kickoff to NASCAR 2011.