CLERMONT, IN (Sept. 5, 1999) -- IndyCar has the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR has the Daytona 500 and the world of drag racing has the NHRA U.S. Nationals, held annually Labor Day weekend at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The premiere Top Fuel drivers...
CLERMONT, IN (Sept. 5, 1999) -- IndyCar has the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR has the Daytona 500 and the world of drag racing has the NHRA U.S. Nationals, held annually Labor Day weekend at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
The premiere Top Fuel drivers in the world are allowed five qualifying passes to qualify for the 16 elusive qualified spots for Monday's eliminations of the 46th annual U.S. Nationals. And for the third consecutive year, the CARQUEST Top Fueler with Paul Romine will race on Monday while the likes of Kenny Bernstein and Larry Dixon watch from sidelines.
"I'm proud to know the CARQUEST team will be racing on Monday," said Romine, an Indianapolis native. "A lot of quality car didn't make the show, but we did and now we have to go to work and get this new CARQUEST car its first NHRA final elimination round win. Anything can happen Monday and the weather is suppose to be different so we just want to be smart and not beat ourselves. If we can do that, I'm confident the CARQUEST car will go some rounds."
In round one scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET, Romine (#14, 4.688/298.21), the two-time and defending IHRA champion will race Gary Scelzi (#3, 4.582/320.97), the two-time and defending NHRA champion. They have never met in NHRA final round eliminations.
The Nashville Network (TNN) will televise two hours of same-day first-round coverage beginning at 12 noon ET, followed by two hours of final-round same-day coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET.=20 CARQUEST Corporation began 26 years ago with 100 auto parts stores. Today there are almost 4000 CARQUEST Auto Parts stores across North America. CARQUEST supplies the professional automotive service repair industry as well as do-it-yourselfers with replacement parts, tools and equipment. CARQUEST is committed to providing auto parts and services of the highest quality and greatest value to help people repair their cars.