Joliet: Cruz Pedregon Friday summary

Cruz Pedregon 10th after Friday Qualifying at Joliet The Advance Auto Parts Driver in the Field JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2005) --NHRA Funny Car driver, Cruz Pedregon manuevered his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car to the No. 10 position Friday...

Cruz Pedregon 10th after Friday Qualifying at Joliet
The Advance Auto Parts Driver in the Field

JOLIET, Ill. (June 10, 2005) --NHRA Funny Car driver, Cruz Pedregon manuevered his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car to the No. 10 position Friday following his second-qualifying effort during the eighth annual NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

After thunderstorms in the area delayed the race, Pedregon powered his car to a 4.840-second elapsed time at 323.19 mph. On his first qualifying attempt, the NHRA Funny Car champion's Nitro Funny Car spun the tires and coasted to a pass of 6.187 seconds at 151.10 mph.

Pedregon shares his thoughts about Friday's qualifying.

"We were disappointed we smoked the tires in the first pass," said Pedregon. "But we were able to recover in the night session and place a solid run. Wes Cerny (crew chief) and the rest of the Advance Auto Parts teams helped me put this car in the field and we're ready for tomorrow."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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