Las Vegas: Brogdon looks toward Atlanta

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 7) - Rodger Brogdon, driver of the CertainTeed Roofing Products Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, came to the 2nd Annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals trying to build on his success from his first race. He was unsuccessful...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 7) - Rodger Brogdon, driver of the CertainTeed Roofing Products Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, came to the 2nd Annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals trying to build on his success from his first race. He was unsuccessful in qualifying for the race, but feels good about the progress that his team has made.

Brogdon posted his best lap of the weekend on Friday night when he ran a 7.794 / 172.63 mph, which would be good for 28th and not enough to qualify for the race.

"We just couldn't get a handle on the tune-up this weekend," said Brogdon of Tomball, Texas. "We knew coming in here that Las Vegas was an altitude track and would be tricky to tune for, but we didn't realize just how tricky.

"We tried everything that we could think of, and also had Lump (Brian Self) helping us. We changed transmissions, gears, jets and about everything we could think of. What it came down to is we just didn't have enough time on this racetrack to know how to make the truck run here."

Crew Chief Buddy Nickens concurred with his driver:

"We had a hard time with the altitude here," said Nickens. "All weekend we have just missed the tune-up on this truck. I think we just need a few more laps on this racetrack to get it right. The lanes being as uneven as they are didn't help us any either. We have learned a lot this weekend that's for sure."

The next stop on the Pro Stock Truck schedule will be the Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. May 3-6.

- Patti Miles

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