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"I'm looking forward to going there. It's my home track. I get to hang out with my dad and step mom. I get to see friends that I don't see often. And, we've had success there. It's a place that I like going to. We've got a team that's capable of...

"I'm looking forward to going there. It's my home track. I get to hang out with my dad and step mom. I get to see friends that I don't see often. And, we've had success there. It's a place that I like going to. We've got a team that's capable of winning any race. We just have to make the most of it. We can do that. We've got a strong car. We've been in the top five all year and we're eager to get our first win in Top Fuel."

Bazemore Atlanta Notebook

Last May, Bazemore qualified eighth at Atlanta Dragway with a run of 4.780 at 317.27. He fell in the opening round of eliminations to Tony Pedregon.

The highest Bazemore has qualified at Atlanta Dragway was second in 2004 (4.797 at 324.20).

Bazemore recorded top speed of the meet at Atlanta Dragway in 2003, 322.73 mph.

Bazemore is a three-time finalist and two-time winner at Atlanta Dragway (2002, '04). It was one of six tracks where he has earned multiple victories.

Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Bazemore clocked his career-best elapsed time in qualifying, 4.498 seconds.

He is a graduate of North Fulton High School near Atlanta.

-credit: dpm

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