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McDonald's NHRA Racing Notes Cruz Pedregon Medical Update McDonald's Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon had an emergency appendectomy following last weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals race in Topeka, Kan. After suffering from severe stomach ...

McDonald's NHRA Racing Notes

Cruz Pedregon Medical Update

McDonald's Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon had an emergency appendectomy following last weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals race in Topeka, Kan. After suffering from severe stomach pains on Sunday evening (Sept. 28) he checked into Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka where he had surgery on Monday morning. He was released on Tuesday and received a clearance to drive at this weekend's Pennzoil Nationals in Memphis, Tenn.

Crew Chief Change

Funny Car crew chief Dave Settles and Joe Gibbs Racing have agreed to separate, effective immediately. Settles tuned the team's Funny Car, driven by Cruz Pedregon, since the start of the 1996 season. Mike Green, crew chief of the team=92s Top Fuel dragster, will work with the Funny Car team members in overseeing the tune-up.

Golden Win For The Golden Arches

Jim Yates' Pro Stock victory at the recent Sears Craftsman Nationals was the 50th career win for the McDonald's NHRA Racing Team. From 1992-1994, the McDonald's team fielded two cars -- a Funny Car and a Top Fuel dragster. A Pro Stock car was added to the team in 1995. Cruz Pedregon, the team's Funny Car driver, leads in team victories with 17. Yates has 16 in Pro Stock, Cory McClenathan 13 in Top Fuel and Ed McCulloch had four wins during his two years as the team's Top Fuel driver in 1992 and 1993.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing