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Greg Anderson hopes for career win 41 at Phoenix CHANDLER, Ariz. (February 21, 2006) -- There was one thing that Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, wanted to do this...

Greg Anderson hopes for career win 41 at Phoenix

CHANDLER, Ariz. (February 21, 2006) -- There was one thing that Greg Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO, wanted to do this season that he didn't do in 2005. Anderson wanted to come out of the gate running and he did just that, notching a win at the recently completed NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals two weekends ago in Pomona, Calif.

"The team worked very hard (during the off-season) to help ensure a better start to the season than we had last year!" said Anderson, who claimed his 40th career victory with the Winternationals win.

Now Anderson wants to continue the winning trend at the 22nd running of the NHRA Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals this weekend. "We hope to repeat our actions from Pomona (at Phoenix) with the addition of qualifying (our second car) better and putting both KB Racing Summit Racing Equipment GTOs cars in the finals," said Anderson, who won this event in 2003.

The three-time (2003-2005) and defending POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion went on to say, "That's a lot harder than it sounds. All of the teams seem to have done their homework over the off-season. That should make this season very exciting for the fans of Pro Stocks and keep each team digging to find more horsepower."

Since the Pontiac GTO's introduction last July in Denver, Anderson's recent win at the Winternationals was the seventh victory for the GTO in the last 10 races. It was the third time a pair of Pontiac GTOs has met in a final round and the 159th win for all Pontiac styles in NHRA Pro Stock competition. Of those 159 Pontiac wins, Anderson has 38.

Qualifying for Anderson and his KB Racing LLC/Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Pontiac GTO begins with two sessions on Friday scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and concludes with two additional sessions on Saturday at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. Anderson begins his quest for the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals Top Fuel title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Phoenix time (MST) and subject to change at anytime.

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