Las Vegas: Toyota Motorsports preview

DIXON LOOKS FOR THIRD '10 WIN -- Coming off a victory at Houston last week, Larry Dixon will be aiming for his third victory of the 2010 season. The Al-Anabi Racing driver dominated the Houston weekend, also earning the pole position, on the way...

DIXON LOOKS FOR THIRD '10 WIN -- Coming off a victory at Houston last week, Larry Dixon will be aiming for his third victory of the 2010 season. The Al-Anabi Racing driver dominated the Houston weekend, also earning the pole position, on the way to becoming just the third driver in NHRA history to win 50 Top Fuel events. Dixon also earned a prestigious victory earlier this year at the Winternationals in Pomona.

WHEN IT COMES TO VEGAS -- BET ON DIXON -- When it comes to The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway, the smart money's on Larry Dixon. The two-time NHRA champion has won four times in Las Vegas, including a record three victories in the spring race, winning in 2005, 2003 and 2002. He also won the fall race in 2002.

Cruz Pedregon is the only one of the remaining five Toyota-sponsored drivers to have won at Vegas, triumphing in 2008 and 2006 in Funny Car competition.

ANTRON KNOCKING ON THE DOOR -- While Antron Brown may still be looking for his first victory of the 2010 season, he's done everything but win through the season's first five races. The Matco Tools/Toyota driver has reached the final in each of the last three races (Gainesville, Charlotte and Houston), but fallen just short each time.JThe run of finals appearances has pushed Brown into the top four in Top Fuel points after struggling in the season's opening two races in his first full season for Don Schumacher Racing.

LAST SPRING AT VEGAS -- Two Toyota-sponsored drivers advanced to the semi-finals in last year's spring run at Las Vegas with Shawn Langdon and Antron Brown each reaching the round of four. Langdon registered his first Top Fuel pole position during the weekend. Larry Dixon advanced to the second round, while Morgan Lucas was eliminated in round one. In Funny Car, Cruz Pedregon advanced to the semi-finals, while Del Worsham went out in the first round.

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Del Worsham , Cruz Pedregon , Morgan Lucas , Don Schumacher , Shawn Langdon