Las Vegas: Gary Densham preview

Densham looks to "bad fast" in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (Apr. 10) - After an up-and-down start to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Funny Car driver Gary Densham is looking forward to a weekend of nitromethane and slots in Sin City....

Densham looks to "bad fast" in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Apr. 10) - After an up-and-down start to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Funny Car driver Gary Densham is looking forward to a weekend of nitromethane and slots in Sin City. Densham's victory at the 2002 running of this weekend's eighth annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals only fuels his fire to mark the five-year anniversary with another trip to victory circle.

"The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a great place for us," Densham said. "We've had success there in the past, and I can't think of a better place than Vegas to get our first win of the '07 season.

"There's no doubt that we've struggled a bit, but that's part of this crazy drag racing business we all love so much. You have to be able to take the bitter with the sweet at this level because with the competition as tight as it is, it's impossible for anyone to win every event."

The former high school teacher from Bellflower, Calif. feels the slogan "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," doesn't apply to the Torco Racing Fuels/Racebricks Collectables team.

"I'd like nothing better than to show our great sponsors and the rest of the world that we've come to play with the best our sport has to offer and bring home a win," Densham said. "The Strip is by far one of the best facilities for not only the fans but also the drivers and teams. It's bad fast and everybody has a great time at this great facility. Let's not forget that this is the entertainment capital of the world and nothing would thrill me more than to entertain everyone, including our team, with a win.

"It's time to let everybody know how hard we've been working and I feel good about our chances this weekend."

-credit: dm

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