Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
With family on hand, K.J. looks for a vintage performance
With four days between the
Although welcoming the brief respite from the pressure of competition, the second-generation racer also looks forward to returning to action at Infineon Raceway, where he hopes to capitalize on the performance his ACDelco Cobalt Racing team has shown of late, including five straight starts in the top half of the field.
“It was tremendous to travel with my family during the week, making the trip down the coast together,” stated Johnson. “As hectic as our schedule can get during the season, we try to take advantage of any time we can spend together, and this was a perfect opportunity. However, they understand that my primary focus once we get to
“In the last few races, we’ve
Located just north of San Francisco in the heart of the Napa Valley, Infineon Raceway is one of the crown jewels on the NHRA circuit, offering racers and fans tremendous scenery as well as the potential for record-setting performances. Having won there in 2000, and coming off a runner-up performance one year ago, Johnson knows what it takes to succeed in
“Personally, I think Infineon Raceway is a great place to wrap up the Western Swing,” opined Johnson. “The changing weather conditions, where it can be cool in the morning, and scorching hot in the afternoon, challenge the tuners who must come up with a tune-up to adapt to whatever Mother Nature gives us, making for a great weekend of racing.
“Besides, it’s one of Bruton Smith’s tracks, so we know it is a superb facility that is also run properly, which can make a huge difference throughout the course of the weekend. We’ve won there in the past, and were the runners-up a year ago, making it the perfect place for the ACDelco Cobalt crew to put it all together and start closing the gap between ourselves and the top spot. If we do that, I know we’ll have the perfect wine to toast our success.”
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