Denver: Cruz Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 12, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, and his team are heading to the high altitude of Denver, Colo. for the NHRA Mile-High Nationals, July 13-15, 2007, the 13th of 23 powerhouse ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 12, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car, and his team are heading to the high altitude of Denver, Colo. for the NHRA Mile-High Nationals, July 13-15, 2007, the 13th of 23 powerhouse events of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

The Mile-High Nationals starts the NHRA's POWERade Drag Racing Series Western Swing, a back-to-back series of events that starts in Denver, Colo. and then makes stops in Seattle, Wash. and Sonoma, Cal. Hot summer temperatures and an exhausting travel schedule will test the NHRA Pro teams.

"We were thrilled to advance to the Final Round in Bristol last weekend, "said Pedregon. "We are heading to Denver with a head of steam.We've performed well at this track in the past and looking forward to more positive results at Bandimere Speedway."

Pedregon is heading to Denver following a Final Round match up with John Force in Bristol last weekend.It was a close fight, as Force nipped Pedregon at the line with 4.993 to Pedregon's 5.024.With his Final Round appearance, Cruz improves to 7th in Countdown to the Championship points.

Despite the summer heat boiling the racing surface, Pedregon is finding a consistent performance combination necessary to carry him into the Championship rounds that begin with the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

-credit: pr

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