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SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals
Las Vegas, NV
(April 12-15)

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News and notes from NHRA's Pro teams at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals. These reports will be updated and new ones added as they become available.

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Sunday
Brandon Bernstein: Bernstein dedicates victory to Medlen; presents trophy to Ericís mother
Clay Millican: Millican gives chase but canít catch Bernstein
Cory McClenathan: Cory Mac gets to quarterfinals
Hillary Will: Will nipped by Dixon
J.R. Todd: Todd upsets Schumacher in opening round
Melanie Troxel: Troxel suffers first-round loss
Morgan Lucas: Lucas races to best 2007 performance
Rod Fuller: Fuller races to semifinals, maintains points lead
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher absorbs first-round loss
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore suffers first opening-round loss of season

Saturday
Clay Millican: Millican's 4.581-second effort good for 13th
Cory McClenathan: McClenathan qualifies 13th
Doug Herbert: Herbertís disappointing weekend prompts testing session
Doug Kalitta: Kalitta's qualifying streak ends
Hillary Will: Will takes No. 11 position
Melanie Troxel: Troxel qualifies No. 9 faces teammate
Morgan Lucas: No. 8 is great, unless youíre racing your teammate
Rod Fuller: Points leader Fuller finishes third
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher stays number one for race day
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore races to career-best e.t. en route to No. 4 spot

Friday
Cory McClenathan: McClenathan 11th going into Saturday qualifying
Rod Fuller: Fuller flies to No. 3 spot
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher holds top spot after first day of action
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore makes quickest career Top Fuel pass

Pre-race
Alan Bradshaw: A supercharged experience for Bradshaw
Brandon Bernstein: Bernstein looking for a victory to dedicate to best friend
Clay Millican: Millican look for winning jackpot at The Strip at LVMS
Cory McClenathan: Carrier Boyz bring in clutch expert Stewart
Dave Grubnic: Grubnic geared up for going fast and greeting guests this weekend in Las Vegas
Doug Herbert: Herbert ready to battle the odds
Hillary Will: Win at owner's hometown track would be special for Will
J.R. Todd: Todd goes for two wins in row
Melanie Troxel: Troxel awaiting repeat performance
Morgan Lucas: New crew chief, new philosophy for Morgan Lucas Racing
Rod Fuller: Vegas a homecoming for points leader Fuller
Tony Schumacher: Schumacher focused on return to victory lane
Whit Bazemore: Bazemore happy to be moving forward in NHRA schedule

Sunday
Ashley Force: Ashley takes out Force family nemesis
Cruz Pedregon: Pedregon retains sixth in championship points chase
Del Worsham: Worsham's quarterfinal finish vaults him into Top 10
Gary Densham: Densham oh-so-close to victory in eliminations
Gary Scelzi: Scelzi out in opening round
Jack Beckman: Beckman in close semiís match-up with teammate
Jeff Arend: Arend feels the sting of another close one
Kenny Bernstein: Bernstein makes quarterfinal showing in Las Vegas
Mike Ashley: Ashley finds silver lining despite first-round loss
Robert Hight: Hight cashes in with emotional win
Ron Capps: Capps is runner-up
Tony Bartone: Bartone suffers first-round loss

Saturday
Del Worsham: Clean day keeps Worsham in the field, in 10th spot
Gary Scelzi: Scelzi snares No. 6
Jack Beckman: Beckman bumps out Force, qualifies 16th
Jeff Arend: Arend bumps his way into historic field, landing lucky 13th
Jerry Toliver: Toliver pleased with results from first event
Jon Capps: Capps launches with a bang
Mike Ashley: Ashley No. 1 for the first time
Ron Capps: Capps in best seat of house in qualifying, earns No. 4
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson never meets up with Lady Luck
Tony Bartone: Bartone tells a harrowing tale to qualify No. 8

Friday
Del Worsham: Worsham's Impala debut is good enough for lucky No. 7
Jeff Arend: Arend holds onto 15th in competitive field
Jon Capps: Capps begins Pro career
Mike Ashley: Ashley grabs provisional No. 1, records Fastest Funny Car run in history
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson takes the No. 12 spot

Pre-race
Cruz Pedregon: Defending champ Pedregon ready to repeat
Del Worsham: Worsham ready to follow his Impala impulse
Gary Densham: Densham looks to 'bad fast' in Las Vegas
Gary Scelzi: Scelzi seeks spring success at 'The Strip'
Jack Beckman: Second Vegas win beckons Beckman
Jeff Arend: As always, Arend aims for aces
Jerry Toliver: Toliver, Rockstar Funny Car make 2007 debut
Kenny Bernstein: Bernstein hopes to capitalize on past Vegas successes
Mike Ashley: Ashley looking for lightning odds in Vegas
Ron Capps: Capps expecting a little 'deja vu' in Vegas
Tim Wilkerson: Wilkerson looking for luck in Las Vegas
Tommy Johnson: Skoal Racingís Johnson Jr. seeking higher standing
Tony Pedregon: Feeling lucky, Pedregon ready for Vegas
Tony Pedregon: Pedregon holds top three standing in Funny Car points

Sunday
Allen Johnson: Johnson races to semifinals
Dave Connolly: Connolly advances to semifinals; maintains hold on third place
Jeg Coughlin: Coughlin takes second place
Jim Yates: Yates wins 400th round on way to quarterfinal finish, third to reach milestone
Ken Koretsky: Koretsky leaves line first but loses traction early
Richie Stevens: Stevens reaches second round
Warren Johnson: Lane choice costs WJ in quarterfinals

Saturday
Allen Johnson: Johnson qualified No. 4
Bill Windham: Quick thinking prevents serious damage
Dave Connolly: Coughlin, Connolly claim top two starting positions
Greg Anderson: Anderson starts quest for title from No. 3 spot
Jason Line: Line looks to get job done during eliminations
Jeg Coughlin: Coughlin No. 1 qualifier for second straight race
Jim Yates: Yates keeps improving, qualifies 8th
Justin Humphreys: Humphreys comes close, plans on test sessions before Atlanta
Ken Koretsky: Koretsky winds up 14th, faces Anderson Sunday
Kurt Johnson: KJ rebounds to qualify 12th
Richie Stevens: Stevens qualifies No. 6
Warren Johnson: WJ will roll off seventh

Friday
Dave Connolly: Teammate barely nudges Connolly out of top spot
Jeg Coughlin: Friday the 13th doesnít spook Coughlin as he earns No. 1 spot
Warren Johnson: Friday finds WJ in seventh

Pre-race
Allen Johnson: With a recent finals appearance in the bank, Johnson aims to cash in
Bill Windham: Windham ready to put Big-O Tires Chevy top 16
Dave Connolly: Connolly wants to extend good performances at Las Vegas
Erica Enders: Sign of the times: Racer loves Vegas for the shopping
Greg Anderson: Odds favor Anderson in Pro Stock
Jason Line: Odds say Line has a chance in Vegas
Jeg Coughlin: Two-time series champ Coughlin ready to dance with Lady Luck
Jim Yates: Yates excited to be racing again at Las Vegas
Justin Humphreys: Rookie Humphreys looks at adding round wins to resume
Ken Koretsky: Koretsky comes to Las Vegas searching for round wins
Kurt Johnson: K.J. works to hit the jackpot in Las Vegas
Richie Stevens: Stevens looking to double-up at Las Vegas
Rodger Brogdon: Brogdon ready to make his move in Vegas
Warren Johnson: W.J. has Vegas on his 'to do' list

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