Las Vegas: Cruz Pedregon preview

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 9, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, the 1992 NHRA Nitro Funny Car world champion, and his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Team are headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 12-15, 2007 for the next round...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 9, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon, the 1992 NHRA Nitro Funny Car world champion, and his Advance Auto Parts Nitro Funny Car Team are headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 12-15, 2007 for the next round of the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, the fifth of 23 powerhouse events this year. Pedregon finished 9th in the 2006 NHRA point standings, accumulating one win early in the year in Las Vegas.

"Our Advance Auto Parts Team is really excited about going back to The Strip at Las Vegas," stated Pedregon. "We won this event last year and I'd like nothing better for this team than a return trip to the Winner's Circle."

Coming off a final round appearance at the Spring Nationals in Houston, it's clear the Advance Auto Parts team is focused on consistent performance necessary to achieve victory. "We really feel like we've turned the corner, "said Pedregon of his team's performance. "All the hard work by our entire team is starting to pay off.Our crew chief, Wayne Depuy, is the best in the business and I am confident he'll continue to give us what it takes to win."

After conquering the Nationals in Las Vegas, the NHRA warriors head to the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta (Georgia), on April 26-29, 2007.

-credit: pr

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