Antron Brown, Matco team is second heading to final Top Fuel qualifying.
Jason Line, of Mooresville, N.C., is currently qualified in the No. 5 position at the conclusion of the first day of the NHRA Nationals.
Coughlin's new Dodge Dart went to the top of the Pro Stock qualifying chart Friday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.
Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday.
A 6.572 at 211.03 mph was followed by Connolly's best time of 6.565 at 210.77, and after a troubled 11.272 in the third qualifier, Connolly came back with a brisk 6.591, 209.79.
Gray Motorsports crew diligently chipped away at getting the power to the ground and came back in the final session with a strong 6.591 at 210.14.
Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. jumped into the second spot on the elimination ladder as the quickest DSR Dodge Charger R/T
Saturday morning began with a 6.582, 211.00 that was moderately disappointing, but closing out qualifying with his strong afternoon performance was certainly uplifting for Team Summit.
Brogdon's Q4 run was 6.528 seconds at 210.80 mph, which was sixth-quickest in the Pro Stock field and within .022-second of session leader Jason Line.
To start Saturday's qualifying, the Flynn-tuned machine posted a 4.057-second lap, the best of the session and worth three points.
Kalitta Camrys 4-5 in Funny Car; Langdon 4th in Top Fuel in Phoenix NHRA qualifying.
Spencer Massey and the team led by crew chiefs Phil Shuler and Todd Okuhara will have to work off of that 3.821-second pass at 313 mph they clocked in Saturday's opening session.
Coughlin, who ended up qualifying No. 10, made a pass of 6.578 seconds at 211.43 mph.
4.091-second pass at 309 mph was the best elapsed time of the session and Matt Hagan's best run of the weekend.
The Matco dragster produced its best run of the weekend with a time of 3.768 seconds at 323.27 mph.
Tony completed his fourth and final attempt in 3.757 seconds at 325.14 mph.
Schumacher, Johnson match No. 2 qualifying efforts for DSR heading to Sunday eliminations near Phoenix
Alexis DeJoria had another consistent run with that 4.06.
Eliminations are tomorrow.
John Force lead qualifying in Funny Car class, Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories.
His Gray Motorsports teammate, Shane Gray, qualified No. 7.
Out of the gate, Johnson was a very quick 4.082 at 314.75 mph, easily resetting his career best speed and making the fourth-quickest pass of the session
Morgan's best lap of 6.589 seconds at 209.75 mph landed him in the No. 15 position.
Brown keeps last year's shortened Winternationals in the past.
Hagan's best qualifying pass of 4.077 seconds at 316 mph came in the first session on Friday.
Massey posted 3.768-second qualifying in each of his two Saturday sessions.