ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Millican nabs 8th qualifying spot
With crew chief Lance Larsen implementing tune-up changes, Millican covered the 1000-foot track in 3.889 seconds at 315.42 mph -- the day's third-fastest speed.
"Initially, we thought taking five weeks off wasn't a good idea," Millican said, "but it turned out being good for us. That was a great way for us to start the weekend. With as many (Top Fuel) cars here (22), making a first run like that was good for us staying qualified."
Larsen spent much of the down time researching his tune-ups and made the alterations that launched the good run. On the team's second attempt, Larsen decided to go for a quicker time and the car spun the tires, slowing to a 7.169 at 79.51 mph.
"We are in Vegas so Lance gambled on tune-up and missed it, but he had to give it a try."
Millican gets two more attempts Saturday to see if he can improve his position.
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