Las Vegas: Whit Bazemore preview

"I'm looking forward to the Vegas race. I want to get back to racing where I love it. We thought about Eric Medlen a lot at Houston and it wasn't a fun place to be. I want to get back to racing in a good place. We've got a good car and a good team.

"I'm looking forward to the Vegas race. I want to get back to racing where I love it. We thought about Eric Medlen a lot at Houston and it wasn't a fun place to be. I want to get back to racing in a good place. We've got a good car and a good team. We're going to go there with an aggressive state of mind. That's what it takes to be successful. I'm excited to go to Vegas."

Bazemore Las Vegas Notebook

Last year, Bazemore qualified 10th (4.799 seconds) at The Strip at LVMS. He advanced to the semifinals before falling to then teammate Ron Capps.

Bazemore qualified first at the Las Vegas race in 2001 (4.748, 323.04) and 2003 (4.788, 324.44). He has 30 career poles.

Bazemore powered his Matco Tools Funny Car to low elapsed time of the meet at the Las Vegas race in 2001 (4.748 seconds) and 2003 (4.788 seconds). He has earned low E.T. honors 25 times.

Bazemore raced his Funny Car to top speed of the meet at LVMS in 2001 (323.04 mph) and 2002 (325.85 mph). He has earned the top speed of the meet 27 times in his career.

Bazemore has advanced to the final round at The Strip at LVMS five time. He also has been to the final round at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. five times.

Bazemore enters the Las Vegas race ranked fourth in the POWERade standings. He trails teammate and points leader Rod Fuller by 47 points.

At the last race, Bazemore earned his 30th career pole by driving to a run of 4.514 seconds at Houston. He became the 15th driver in NHRA history to qualify No. 1 in both Top Fuel and Funny Car.

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , Eric Medlen , Rod Fuller