Sonoma: Cruz Pedregon final summary

Cruz Pedregon Infineon Wrap Up SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2005) -- Advance Auto Parts driver Cruz Pedregon fell in the first round of eliminations during today's FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway. The California native ended the...

Cruz Pedregon Infineon Wrap Up

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2005) -- Advance Auto Parts driver Cruz Pedregon fell in the first round of eliminations during today's FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.

The California native ended the West Coast swing coming face to face with brother Tony (Pedregon). Even though the Advance Auto Parts driver reacted first to the light, the car smoked the tires early in the pass slowing Pedregon to a 5.933-second elapsed time at 160.25 mph, not enough to outrun Tony's pass of 4.874 seconds at 316.38mph.

"We reacted a little too aggressively for today's track conditions," Pedregon explained. "But I feel the Advance Auto Parts team gave Tony (Pedregon), the fans and sponsors a good race. We had a shot at winning and we took it."

"We had a challenging weekend during qualifying, but my team definitely rose to the occasion and put us in the show," Pedregon added. "I am pleased because Wes Cerny (crew chief) and the rest of the team have some good ideas about what we need to do. We plan on turn things around for the next racing stretch; if necessary, we may even do some more testing before our next race in Brainerd, Minn."

-PedregonRacing.com-

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