Denver: Cruz Pedregon preview

Cruz Pedregon looks forward to a remaining season of success. Denver, CO ---Accelerating into the Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals mid-season event, Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing Team have much to look forward to during the...

Cruz Pedregon looks forward to a remaining season of success.

Denver, CO ---Accelerating into the Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals mid-season event, Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing Team have much to look forward to during the second half of the 2002 race season. In efforts to improve upon the team's overall performance, owner/driver Cruz Pedregon recently announced the addition of longtime racing veteran Bill Schultz as team consultant.

"Our race team has great potential," stated Pedregon. "We are a young team capable of making good, solid runs. Adding Bill brings a new perspective to our race team that will help take us to the next level. We have high expectations of Bill and feel he will play an integral role in terms of what we want to accomplish by the end of the season."

"It is a great opportunity to work with a Champion like Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Race Team," said Schultz. "Cruz has an established program that is aggressive and at the top level of competition. I plan to build on the strong foundation Cruz has created and see how my experience can move the team to a higher level of performance."

Cruz remains optimistic and hopes to see direct results at the Denver event; however, he also understands the unusual track conditions at Bandimere Speedway and the difficulty it presents to the teams.

"Bandimere Speedway has always been a tricky facility for all race teams due to the altitude and other various climate conditions," added Pedregon. "As always, we hope to do our best - our main focus for this weekend is to get down the track and win some rounds."

The Advance Auto Parts Funny Car will be running full force with qualifying sessions beginning Friday, July 19th continuing through Saturday, July 20th. Final Elimination rounds will begin Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 am.

Pedregon was the 1993 Funny Car Champion at the 14th Annual Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

CRUZ PEDREGON 2002 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
Points: 406
Round Record: 3-10
Season Best Elapsed Time: 4.847 (Englishtown)
Season Best Speed: 318.24 (Englishtown)
Best Season Qualifying: 3rd (Englishtown)

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