Las Vegas II: Cruz Pedregon Friday summary

Cruz Pedregon Opens Weekend in 10th Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Prepares for Final Day of Qualifying LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon maneuvered his Carlos Santana-painted Advance Auto Parts Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car to ...

Cruz Pedregon Opens Weekend in 10th
Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Prepares for Final Day of Qualifying

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2005) -- Cruz Pedregon maneuvered his Carlos Santana-painted Advance Auto Parts Monte Carlo Nitro Funny Car to the provisional 10th spot for this weekend's AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Pedregon clicked off a 4.870-second elapsed time at 318.47 mph, during tonight's second session.

"We changed the fuel pump prior to that last pass," Pedregon said. "We were looking for a 4.70-second run, but we're pleased with how it ran because we made it down the track twice. Actually, it was a pretty good run considering we had the new pump on it.

"We feel like conditions will be good again tomorrow," Pedregon continued. "We think we can make some improvements, but we're pretty consistent right now. And that's a real testament to how good this team is. We have a new body on it for the Santana promotion -- and it is pretty close to what we normally run -- but each car has their own personality. Everything is good and solid. We'll take a look at the numbers and pick up the pace for the last two sessions. We'll take a 4.87 over a tire smoke any day."

Advance Auto Parts Notebook:

SANTANA WELCOME: Legendary guitarist and musician Carlos Santana will be in attendance for this weekend's AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He will be making an appearance in the Pedregon Racing merchandise trailer following the first round of eliminations, joining brothers Tony and Cruz Pedregon.

-PedregonRacing.com

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