Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Yates falls one-thousandth of second short of starting line-up
Only one-thousandth of a second separated No. 17 Yates from No. 16 Bruce Allen – 6.757 seconds to 6.758 seconds.
“This is NHRA’s biggest race of the year and it’s a tough race to debut a new car,” said Yates.
With that said, Yates noted the car’s performance picked up considerably on Sunday’s two runs. “It just took time to figure out what the car needs,” said the driver from
“We only had seven runs on the chassis when we got to IRP. We are thoroughly excited about our new GTO. It’s a great car to drive and has a good aerodynamic package. We just got behind.
“I feel bad for Carlton Phillips and Bob Bagley of Sea Ray Boats and Prince William (
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