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Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Chicago, Ill.
(June 5-8)

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Allen Johnson
Team Mopar Dodge Dart

Johnson takes No. 14 qualifying spot

Chicago, Saturday: Mopar/J&J Racing Dodge Stratus R/T driver Allen Johnson will start from the No. 14 spot tomorrow at the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill. Johnson failed to qualify in the top half of the Pro Stock field for the first time this year.

The Greeneville, Tenn., native placed himself into the Sunday eliminations mix with a best pass of 6.741/205.01 in the first Saturday qualifying session. Johnson also recorded runs of 6.754/204.17 and 6.748/204.45 on Friday and a mark of 6.741/204.35 in his second Saturday qualifying attempt.

“We did a little better on both runs today,” said Johnson. “We were probably among the top five or so cars today. That’s about where we ought to be, but we’re still not happy. You know, we’ve qualified in the top half every race this year before this one and we haven’t had the best results, so maybe if we start farther back it will spark something.”

Said Johnson about his opening round match up with Greg Anderson tomorrow: “It’ll be tough. We’ll both have to do our jobs.”

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