Kyle Busch edges Stewart to win Shootout

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.

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota and Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, lead a group of cars at the start of the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, race side by side during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown Toyota, crash in front of the pack during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, crash in front of the pack during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown Toyota, crash in the front of the field during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown Toyota, lead a pack during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, drives on the apron after a crash during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, crashes during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, crash during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, are involved in an crash during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

34th Annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, is towed in the garage after flipping during an on track incident during the NASCAR Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)