Las Vegas: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Las Vegas 1 "I'm jacked up to get to (Las) Vegas. Our Matco dragster is really running awesome. We had the to car to beat last weekend at Houston, but sometimes racing doesn't always go your way. We went to the final round at...

Antron Brown on Las Vegas 1

"I'm jacked up to get to (Las) Vegas. Our Matco dragster is really running awesome. We had the to car to beat last weekend at Houston, but sometimes racing doesn't always go your way. We went to the final round at LVMS last year and that's our goal this April, to get back to the money round and take home our second "Wally" of the season and keep this Matco Tools team in the points lead."

Brian Corradi (crew chief) on Las Vegas 1

"Our goal at (Las) Vegas is the same as always, to be consistent and try to win rounds one round at a time. We ran very well last weekend in Houston and we will try to continue that performance at the Vegas race."

Mike Ashley (team owner) on Las Vegas 1

"I'm really looking forward to the Las Vegas race. I'll be there with a group of 40 leaders from Lend America showing them what NHRA drag racing is all about. It's going to be a fun race and I'm placing my bet on Antron and the Matco Tools team."

Antron Brown Las Vegas 1 NHRA Notebook

Following the first four races on the 2009 NHRA schedule, Antron Brown continues to lead the NHRA Top Fuel standings. Entering the spring Las Vegas race, the 19-time NHRA winner holds a 20-point margin over six-time series champion Tony Schumacher. Brown and the Matco Tools team are the only Top Fuel team to amass more than 300 points thus far. They have one win (Phoenix), a runner-up finish (Pomona 1) and two No. 1 qualifiers (Pomona 1 and Houston). Last Saturday at Houston Raceway Park, Brown earned his 16th career pole by pacing the 16-car Top Fuel field with a stellar lap of 3.819 seconds at 316.75 mph, his fastest speed of the season.

-credit: mar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Tony Schumacher , Mike Ashley