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No Bull About It, Herbert Heads to Site of Biggest Win BAYTOWN, Texas. (March 26, 2008) Returning to Houston Raceway Park brings fond memories to Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster. In 1999 at this ...

No Bull About It, Herbert Heads to Site of Biggest Win

BAYTOWN, Texas. (March 26, 2008) Returning to Houston Raceway Park brings fond memories to Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster.

In 1999 at this historic track known for record-setting performances, Herbert became the first and only Top Fuel team to win the $100,000 Winston "No Bull" Challenge.

"Winning the 'No Bull' Challenge was one of the biggest wins of my career...so far," said Herbert. "But the Snap-on team has things to prove and more races to win. We are going to do what it takes to win."

Three races into the 2008 NHRA POWERade season, sitting in the Top 10 in points and just two months since the passing of his two sons, Jon, 17, and James, 12, in a tragic automobile accident, Herbert's motivation to gain the title of champion is greater than ever.

"I've said it a million times and I will probably say it a million more," said the veteran driver and heart broken father. "I want to make my boys proud. They saw their Dad win some races and four IHRA Championships, but I want to win the NHRA championship for them.

"The Snap-on team is behind me a hundred percent. We tested on Monday after the last race, and we are really encouraged by what we learned. We are ready to get out there this weekend and start racking up points toward the championship, and we want to start out by bringing home another win from Houston Raceway Park."

-credit: dhr

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