Las Vegas II: Cruz Pedregon final summary

Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Team DNQ in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 30, 2006) -- Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts Race Team came to the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time in...

Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Team DNQ in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 30, 2006) -- Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts Race Team came to the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time in the 2006 NHRA POWERade season as defending Nitro Funny Car champion of this event, but left with a disappointing DNQ - the first of the year. Pedregon is in 10th place in the 2006 point standings.

"We missed getting the setup right on our first two qualifying runs on Friday, then on Saturday, we came close with a 4.895, but we fell short (the bump was 4.848)," Pedregon explained. "This is our first DNQ of the season. We won this race in the spring, but things have changed since then. These cars are very temperamental. It doesn't take much to miss the setup, and pretty soon you are trying to qualify on the fourth run on Saturday. The Advance Auto Parts Team will test on Monday as we prepare for the season finale in Pomona in a few weeks. Our team has a lot to be proud of this season - we qualified for every race this season up until this weekend. We will finish in the top 10 in points, so that's a real positive for us. The team worked really hard, and we'll learn from this weekend and look forward performing at our best in Pomona."

NEXT RACE: November 10-12 -- NHRA Finals, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.)

-credit: pedregon racing

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