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Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals
Seattle, WA
(July 21-23)

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Schuck’s Auto Supply NHRA Nationals

Team Reports
News and notes from NHRA's Pro teams at the Schuck’s Auto Supply NHRA Nationals. These reports will be updated and new ones added as they become available.

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Sunday
Bob Vandergriff: Vandergriff comes up short in Seattle
Brandon Bernstein: Bernstein No.1 qualifier in Seattle
Cory McClenathan: Tire spin and smoke send McClenathan to early loss
Dave Grubnic: Grubnic grabs runner-up finish
David Baca: Baca shows more progress in Seattle
Doug Herbert: Herbert upbeat despite disappointing first-round defeat
Hillary Will: Tire smoke ends eliminations for Will in round two
J.R. Todd: Todd’s semifinal finish continues impressive performances
Larry Dixon: Dixon races to first-round performance
Melanie Troxel: Troxel has tough day with early exit
Morgan Lucas: Racing aggravation persists for Lucas
Rod Fuller: Fuller edges upward in points with semifinal appearance
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher wins, closes points gap on series leader

Saturday
Cory McClenathan: McClenathan runs 4.714 seconds
David Baca: Baca looking strong in the heat
Doug Herbert: Spirits high as Herbert prepares for eliminations
Hillary Will: Will No. 6 qualifier
Larry Dixon: Dixon qualifies 10th
Melanie Troxel: Troxel grabs No. 4
Rod Fuller: Consistency pays dividends for Fuller's efforts
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher ninth going into eliminations

Friday
Bob Vandergriff: Vandergriff sitting in No. 4 position
Cory McClenathan: Crew chief cerny takes safe road to 4.741-second run
Larry Dixon: Dixon races to No. 8 spot
Rod Fuller: Fuller on top
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher sixth heading into the second day of qualifying

Pre-race
Bob Vandergriff: Vandergriff set for Seattle
Brandon Bernstein: Bernstein looking to defend last year’s Seattle victory
Cory McClenathan: McClenathan going for round wins at sea level in Seattle
Dave Grubnic: Grubnic sees Seattle as his chance to shine on the Western Swing
David Baca: Baca to host cheering section of 'Jerry's Kids' in Seattle
Doug Kalitta: Kalitta ready to pad his lead in Seattle
Hillary Will: For Will, Pacific Raceways is a familiar track
J.R. Todd: Newest Top Fuel winner Todd looking forward to Seattle
Larry Dixon: Dixon hope to make right adjustments for success at Seattle
Melanie Troxel: 'There's a lot of racing left,' says Troxel
Rod Fuller: Fuller fishing for big results in Seattle
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher eyes big picture heading to Pacific Raceways

Sunday
Cruz Pedregon: Cruz has tough weekend in Seattle
Del Worsham: Worsham's ship is "Capps-sized" again
Eric Medlen: Blown engine halts Medlen
Gary Scelzi: Scelzi takes a slight detour on his 'greatest Funny Car comeback'
John Force: Force gets some help from Bazemore
Mike Ashley: Forward progress continues for Ashley
Phil Burkart: Burkart defeated by what he couldn't see
Robert Hight: Tire spin ends Hight's day
Ron Capps: Capps extends points lead, is runner-up to teammate
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson's hard work didn't pay off in the heat
Tommy Johnson: Johnson Jr. drives to first-round finish
Tony Bartone: Bartone races to quarterfinals finish
Tony Pedregon: Pedregon reaches semifinal round in Seattle
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore wins his first title of season

Saturday
Del Worsham: Worsham lands 14th, has Capps in round one
Gary Scelzi: Scelzi nabs No. 11 in qualifying; faces Force in opening round
Mike Ashley: Ashley nails personal qualifying effort in second race with new team
Phil Burkart: Burkart to race from 5th spot
Ron Capps: Capps collects No. 3 in qualifying
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson stays in the show
Tommy Johnson: Johnson Jr. races to No. 9 qualifying spot
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore misses one round, qualifies No. 12

Friday
Del Worsham: Worsham slides softly into 11th spot
Mike Ashley: Ashley qualifies amidst brutal atmospheric conditions
Phil Burkart: Burkart's 4.89 stuns the pack, lands No. 1
Tim Wilkerson: A gremlin puts Wilkerson in the No. 14 qualifying spot
Tommy Johnson: Johnson drives to No. 7 spot

Pre-race
Bob Gilbertson: Gilbertson returns home with winning on his mind
Cruz Pedregon: Cruz has momentum on his side
Del Worsham: Worsham ready to say 'aw, Schuck's' in Seattle
Eric Medlen: Medlen hoping to repeat as series moves to Seattle
Gary Scelzi: With the 'elephant' off his back, Scelzi heads to Seattle
John Force: After debut of TV show, Force anxious to get back in cockpit
Mike Ashley: Ashley's Torco team prepared for Seattle
Phil Burkart: Burkart goes 'High Techron' in Seattle
Robert Hight: Hight takes Funny Car bid to Pacific Raceways
Ron Capps: Capps glad to be back at sea level
Scott Kalitta: Kalitta fishing for a win in Seattle
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson hopes to have the power for sea level
Tommy Johnson: T.J. wants more from Seattle
Tony Pedregon: Pedregon ready for Seattle
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore hot for the heat in Seattle

Sunday
Dave Connolly: Connolly caught up in wave of upsets
Greg Anderson: Anderson maintains second in the points standings
Jason Line: Line retains points lead heading to Sonoma
Jim Yates: Yates’ car slows in first round
Richie Stevens: Stevens drives his way into Top 10 with semifinal finish
Warren Johnson: W.J.’s efforts are rewarded with a semifinal finish

Saturday
Dave Connolly: Connolly winds up seventh in qualifying
Erica Enders: Enders bumped from p field in final day
Greg Anderson: Anderson starts from the No. 4 position
Jason Line: Line No. 1 for fourth time in ’06
Jim Yates: Yates qualifies ninth
Kurt Johnson: KJ steps up, will start second
Mike Thomas: Thomas winds up 19th
Richie Stevens: Stevens will start from top half
Shaun Carlson: Carlson struggles in qualifying
Warren Johnson: WJ will roll off 10th

Friday
Dave Connolly: Connolly posts best of 6.728 on hot track
Kurt Johnson: KJ opens qualifying in seventh
Warren Johnson: Consistent runs slot WJ fourth at qualifying midpoint

Pre-race
Dave Connolly: Surging Connolly shoots for another win in Seattle
Erica Enders: Enders continues to settle in at Don Schumacher Racing
Greg Anderson: Anderson knows he is not out of point race
Jason Line: Line on top
Jim Yates: Yates making changes to transform Wiley X Eyewear GTO into race winner
Kurt Johnson: K.J. and Seattle have a history together
Mike Thomas: Thomas, Guarnaccia looking for improvements in Seattle
Richie Stevens: Stevens hopes a consistent car will help him win again in Seattle
Shaun Carlson: Carlson ready, set for Seattle
Tommy Lee: Lee looking forward to Seattle
Warren Johnson: Seattle racer marks first year at 'Warren Johnson University'

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