CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals
Bartone runs career best time
On his first pass of 4.772 seconds, he eclipsed the clocks at a massive and new career best speed of 325.92 mph.
The veteran campaigner from
“It’s been a very good 50th birthday for myself and a great weekend for our Lucas Oil team,” said Bartone. “We ran a career best 4.77 E.T. in our opening round of qualifying followed by another career best of 4.76 seconds. It’s been a great way to spend my birthday.
“Not only are we running quickly, but we’re also consistent, which is very important in drag racing. We were on a very good run a couple of weeks ago in
That places Bartone and the Jim Dunn-led Lucas Oil team in the 10th position in the 16-car Funny Car lineup where he will race 13-time NHRA Champion John Force in the opening round of eliminations.
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