Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon preview

CRUZ PEDREGON CONFIDENT HEADING TO THE FINALS AT POMONA INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 1, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon's Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nitro Funny Car team heads to the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the Automobile Club of Southern...

CRUZ PEDREGON CONFIDENT HEADING TO THE FINALS AT POMONA

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 1, 2007) -- Cruz Pedregon's Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nitro Funny Car team heads to the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, Nov. 1-4, with confidence knowing a trip to the Winner's Circle is the next step for the consistent Advance Auto Parts Funny Car team.

Pedregon finished in the top-eight at last weekend's national event in Las Vegas. In the last three races, he's gone to the final round, quarterfinals and semifinals.As a result of his strong performances, he has moved into 10th in the NHRA POWERade Countdown to the Championship.

"It takes consistency to win," said Pedregon. "We are on a streak of qualifying in the field and going rounds on Sunday.As an owner, it's all I've ever wanted- a crew chief who can provide a consistent car and a team that works hard to make things better.I'm excited about the Finals- we are focused on winning."

Pedregon, born and raised in Southern California, has one victory at the Auto Club Raceway, defeating Chuck Etchells in the finals of the 1995 Winternationals.In addition, he's made two final round appearances at the Finals (1994 and 1995), and recorded four No. 1 qualifiers (Finals in 1998 and Winternationals in 1993, 1994 and 1996.).

"We are looking to end the year on a high note at Pomona" said Pedregon. "It's been a special place for me throughout my career- I consider it my home track.I've had success here in the past and would like nothing more than to celebrate a win with the Advance Auto Parts team at the Finals."

-credit: pr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Chuck Etchells , Cruz Pedregon