Bristol: Rodger Brogdon preview

(Bristol, TN), Ask CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS Pro Stock driver Rodger Brogdon his thoughts on this weekend's NHRA Full Throttle Tour event at Bristol Dragway and his response will be "The weekend can't get here soon enough! With the progress this team...

(Bristol, TN), Ask CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS Pro Stock driver Rodger Brogdon his thoughts on this weekend's NHRA Full Throttle Tour event at Bristol Dragway and his response will be "The weekend can't get here soon enough! With the progress this team has made in the last two events I think we're all ready to get back at it and see how much more we can improve."

For those that haven't noticed, the Rodger Brogdon driven CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS Pontiac has slowly begun the climb into the volatile NHRA Pro Stock battlefield. Coming off back to back qualifying efforts at Atlanta and St. Louis, the team knows they are slowly but surely getting the Pontiac GXP dialed in and acclimated to the Cagnazzi horsepower that they have on tap. With the time off leading up to this week's race, Tommy Utt and the rest of the crew having been finessing the chassis set-up even more looking for that next performance improvement.

"Although I've only raced there once before, Bristol is one of my favorite tracks." Brogdon said, "The facility is spectacular and the setting is so unique, running through 'Thunder Valley'. We made the Comp final four that year and could have won the race had we not broken in the semis. Now that we've started showing the improvements with the Pro Stock car, I'm really looking forward to running there again. With the power that the guys at Cagnazzi's engine shop have given us, we know it's just a matter of time till we start going some rounds on race day. We would love to do it at Bristol and give (team owner) Steve Kent a nice going away gift. He's going to be out of the country for a few weeks and will miss the race's at Topeka and Englishtown, so a good showing at Bristol would certainly be rewarding for us all."

While the other NHRA Pro Stock teams have been grabbing the media attention early in the season, this young CHARTER COMMUNICATION team is quietly taking the steps needed to become a NHRA Final Countdown contender. With Friday qualifying scheduled to run at 5:00 and again in the cool evening air at 7:30 PM the team will be looking to get in a couple of good, early qualifying laps to lock themselves into their third Sunday show in a row.

Be sure to follow all of the racing results for this weekend's event and every NHRA National event on-line at www.dragracecentral.com, and with television coverage both Saturday and Sunday on ESPN2. Check your local listings for broadcast time in your area.

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