Seattle: Cruz Pedregon final summary

THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS RACE TEAM HAVE TOUGH WEEKEND IN SEATTLE AFTER QUALIFYING IN TOP HALF KENT, Wash. (July 24, 2006) -- Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts Race Team qualified seventh, but eliminated from competition after the first...

THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS RACE TEAM HAVE TOUGH WEEKEND IN SEATTLE AFTER QUALIFYING IN TOP HALF

KENT, Wash. (July 24, 2006) -- Cruz Pedregon and his Advance Auto Parts Race Team qualified seventh, but eliminated from competition after the first round of competition in NHRA POWERade Nitro Funny Car action from the NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. (near Seattle) this past weekend. Pedregon retains ninth in the 2006 point standings heading into this weekend's race in Sonoma, Calif.

"The results weren't what our Advance Auto Parts Team wanted in Seattle," Pedregon said. "We learned a lot, and we'll keep moving forward and not dwell on what happened. Any round you win is such a big deal. The cars are so temperamental, that things that can go wrong usually do go wrong -- that's why there are some many different winners in our division. But we remained positive through a difficult weekend. We did qualify well in seventh place with a 4.92, one of the better runs of the day in the heat of Saturday afternoon, which was a strong showing for our team. But we had a car that started misbehaving on Sunday. We'll get it fixed, though. Our car is now 100 percent like Tony's (Pedregon, teammate and brother), as you could tell by our close qualifying positions (Cruz qualified 7th, Tony qualified 8th), but Tony just had a little better race luck. Tomorrow's going to come anyway and we'll have a new weekend of racing to look forward to in Sonoma."

NEXT RACE: July 28-30 - Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.

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