Baytown: Rod Fuller preview

Fuller looks for second win of season at team owner's home track HOUSTON (March 28) - Top Fuel driver "Hot Rod" Fuller is looking to the O'Reilly Spring Nationals to close in on the NHRA points lead. After his early-season win in Phoenix, ...

Fuller looks for second win of season at team owner's home track

HOUSTON (March 28) - Top Fuel driver "Hot Rod" Fuller is looking to the O'Reilly Spring Nationals to close in on the NHRA points lead. After his early-season win in Phoenix, Fuller is ready to impress the faithful again by showing his qualifying prowess at the near sea-level facility.

"Despite the high humidity, being close to the Gulf of Mexico really gives these cars a little extra goose," Fuller said. "This is also our team owner's hometown, so I'm looking forward to showing all of our special guests just what crew chief Lee Beard's guys are putting together for our march to the championship."

Beard, one of the sport's top brains, is looking forward to Houston. "We did quite a bit of tire testing after the Gainesville race two weeks ago and found the handle on these things," Beard said. "We're ready to put the pan on the stove and get cooking."

The Top Fuel dragster will also be sporting a new paint scheme for the Houston event. Former Top Fuel and Funny Car champ-turned-homebuilder David Powers will debut DavidPowersHomes.com colors for the first time this year. The black and gold on white body will also carry 84 Lumber and LP Products as part of Powers builder's store network along with the familiar Valvoline logo.

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Powers , Rod Fuller