Paul Romine Sunday Denver Preview

DENVER (July 17, 1999)-- Paul Romine will face a fellow IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing World Champion in round one Sunday at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Romine, the defending and two-time IHRA Top Fuel champion will race...

DENVER (July 17, 1999)-- Paul Romine will face a fellow IHRA Snap-on Drag Racing World Champion in round one Sunday at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Romine, the defending and two-time IHRA Top Fuel champion will race 4-time IHRA Top Fuel champion Doug Herbert and his Snap-on team in the opening round of the Mile-High Nationals.

"I've raced Herbert plenty of times in the other sanctioning body, but never in NHRA competition so this should be fun," said Romine, 51, of Indianapolis. "He's in the hunt over here in NHRA for the championship and although we are good friends, when that tree flashed green, there's no one more I'd like to race and beat than Doug."

Lifetime Romine is 2-4 against Herbert in IHRA final round competition. Romine's last NHRA appearance was at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio where he earned a semifinal finish.

ESPN2 will televise one hour of final round coverage and race highlights July 18th at 7 p.m. (MT). ESPN2 will also show two hours of first round coverage and qualifying highlights on July 18th at 10:30 p.m. (MT).

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert