so what do you guys make of this. im sick of the changes nascar is making. to many at once. the rules and points seem to change yearly. NASCAR is changing the way drivers are chosen for the Budweiser Shootout. No longer are pole winners and past race winners prerequisites. Now, the grid will be made up of the top six teams in owner points from each manufacturer. The new format will give the car manufacturers more of a role in the Shootout while losing the uniqueness of having as many underdogs in the field. Also, sponsorship concerns contributed partially to the decision to radically change the format.