Brainerd: Cruz Pedregon preview

Cruz Pedregon NHRA Nationals Notebook Brainerd, Minn. (August 10, 2005) * Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance AutoParts team, heads to Brainerd this weekend to compete in the 24th annualNHRA Nationals. The 1992 Funny Car champion and his...

Cruz Pedregon NHRA Nationals Notebook
Brainerd, Minn. (August 10, 2005)

* Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance AutoParts team, heads to Brainerd this weekend to compete in the 24th annualNHRA Nationals. The 1992 Funny Car champion and his Advance Auto PartsNitro Funny Car are looking forward the 16th race of the NHRA POWERadeDrag Racing Series schedule at Brainerd International Raceway.

* Cruz Pedregon, el piloto de Advance AutoParts, se dirige este fin de semana a Brainerd para participar en el 24avocampeonato anual de los NHRA Nationals. El campeon de Funny Car del 1992 ysu auto Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car estan ansiosos por competir enel Brainerd International Raceway durante la 16ava carrera de laNHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

* It was 1992 in Brainerd, when Pedregon started a string of five-straight victories that swept him to his first ever World Championship. Pedregon was No. 1 qualifier at Brainerd track in 92', 93' and 98', finishing runner-up in 1993.

"This team has the potential to have another winning streak like that one again," Pedregon said. "The Advance Auto Parts car is running well and we are aiming for consistency during qualifying and on race day. We want to make every qualifying round count and take advantage of every chance we have to get down the track. It'll carry on into race day."

* En el 1992 en Brainerd, Pedregon consiguio la primera de cinco victorias seguidas que lo llevaron a ganar su primer Campeonato Mundial. Pedregon se clasifico en el primer lugar en el 92', 93' y 98', y quedo segundo en 1993.

"Este equipo tiene el potencial para conseguir una cadena de victorias de nuevo", dijo Pedregon. "El carro de Advance Auto Parts va muy bien y nuestra meta es el ser consistentes durante las clasificaciones y las eliminatorias. Queremos sacar provecho a cada uno de los recorridos y hacer que cuenten. Los resultados se veran en las eliminatorias".

* This weekend's 24th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway is considered the start of the final stretch run. There are still eight races left, but this seems to be the place where many teams really want to build momentum.

"We're expecting some cool weather for this weekend," Pedregon explained. "My team will focus on tuning the car for whichever climatic and track conditions we encounter. Then, it is up to me to make solid runs."

* La 24ava competicion anual de los NHRA Nationals en Brainerd International Raceway este fin de semana, se considera el principio del ultimo tramo de competicion. Todavia quedan ocho carreras, pero es ahora cuando la mayoria de los equipos quieren pegarle fuerte.

"Se espera que haga fresco durante este fin de semana", explico Pedregon. "Mi equipo se ocupara de poner el carro a punto para cualquier condicion de la pista o climatica. Luego, es mi trabajo el conseguir buenos recorridos".

* So far this 2005 season, Pedregon made it tothe semifinals at Pomona, scored a runner up at Houston Raceway Park andreached the semi's during the next four races. Following a number onequalifier in Englishtown N.J. and a quarterfinal finish in Madison, Ill.,Pedregon heads to Brainerd International Raceway eighth in NHRA NitroFunny Car points with 778.

* En el 2005, hasta el momento, Pedregonllego a las semifinales en Pomona, llego a las finales en el HoustonRaceway Park y a las semifinales en las cuatro competiciones posteriors.Despues de clasificarse en primer lugar en Englishtown, N.J. y llegar alos cuartos de final en Madison, Ill., Pedregon se dirige al Infineon Raceway en la posicion octava delPOWERade Funny Car con 778 puntos.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is headquartered in Roanoke, Va., and is the second largest aftermarket retailer of automotive parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States. With over 2650 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Additional information about the company, employment opportunities, services, as well as on-line purchase of parts and accessories can be found on the company's web site at www.advanceautoparts.com

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. esta basada en Roanoke, Virginia y es la segunda cadena de piezas de autos mas grande del pais. Con mas de 2600 tiendas en 39 estados, Puerto Rico y las Islas Virgenes, esta compañia abastece a los mercados de mecanicos profesionales y al aficionado privado. Puede encontrar mas informacion sobre la compañia, oportunidades de trabajo, servicios, asi como la compra de partes y accesorios por computadora en la pagina de web www.advanceautoparts.com

-PedregonRacing.com-

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