Memphis: Pedregon Racing preview

Snap-on Drivers in the Hunt for NHRA Funny Car Championship; Tony Pedregon Only 10 Points from Championship with Four Races Left KENOSHA, Wis. - September 23, 2008 -- The "Countdown to 1" continues to be a fight to the finish. Tony Pedregon ...

Snap-on Drivers in the Hunt for NHRA Funny Car Championship; Tony Pedregon Only 10 Points from Championship with Four Races Left

KENOSHA, Wis. - September 23, 2008 -- The "Countdown to 1" continues to be a fight to the finish. Tony Pedregon placed second last Sunday at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Dallas to move into second-place overall in the points standings. Pedregon is now only 10 points out of the points lead while Cruz Pedregon, Tony's brother, is fifth overall in the standings with only four races remaining.

"It looks to be a thrilling 'Countdown to 1' and the Snap-on drivers are in the thick of the title chase with only four races to go," said Alicia Smales, vice president of marketing for Snap-on Tools. "We have had a great relationship with the Pedregon brothers over the years and everyone at Snap-on congratulates them on their great seasons. We hope the Pedregon brothers finish 1-2 in the final point standings. Since we like Cruz and Tony so much, we won't play favorites and will let them decide on the track who wins the title."

In addition to their championship seasons on the NHRA tracks for Snap-on this year, Cruz and Tony have also been busy off the track for Snap-on Tools. They have used their original artwork and designs to help produce limited-edition tool storage units for Snap-on Tools.

The distinctive boxes are detailed with rich and thrilling Hispanic-influenced designs, reflecting the Pedregons' family heritage. The Tony Pedregon Tool Storage Units are available in the Heritage Series Roll Cab (KRA2107BPNN), Top Chest (KRA2104APNN) and Classic Series Roll Cab (KRA2411PNN). Cruz's design is also available in the Heritage Series Roll Cab (KRA2107BPNP), Top Chest (KRA2104APNP) and Classic Series (KRA2411PNP).

Snap-on's history with the Pedregon brothers goes back to 1992 when the company first sponsored Cruz. Over time, Snap-on extended its support to Tony and has continued building on that relationship as evident by the new tool storage units.

-credit: pr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Cruz Pedregon