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Las Vegas II Pre-Race Report

NHRA Toyota Nationals 
Event 23 of 24 (Las Vegas II)
NHRA Countdown, Event 5 of 6
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 26-28, 2018

Las Vegas II Event Highlights: 

  • 2013 event champion
  • 2001 runner-up
  • 2015 No. 1 qualifier

2017 Las Vegas II Recap:
Qualified tenth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

Last event (Charlotte II):
Qualified eleventh; First round exit (defeated by Tony Schumacher in E1)

2018 Season Statistics:
26 round wins; ranked fifth in points

Career Statistics:
404 races; 66 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)

Noteworthy:

  • Antron Brown will pilot a one-race-only Matco Tools Maximus 3.0 paint scheme in support of Matco’s launch of their newest diagnostic tool, the Maximus 3.0, now available
    • The Maximus 3.0 is the fastest, strongest and most intuitive member of the Maximus diagnostic tool family
    • The Maximus 3.0 bridges the gap between diagnosis and repair utilizing the MaximusFix repair database. Once a technician scans a vehicle, they will have full information to help them get to the fix faster. With MaximusFix, they gain instant access to technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, flow charts and more to complete the job at hand.

Quotable:
“When I go to Las Vegas at The Strip it’s like a winner-take-all type of feel. The stakes are big, it’s the second-to-last race of the year. We want to show up and get another win before the season is over. We want to close out the season strong. That’s what motivates us. We want to go out there and do it at the Toyota Nationals. We basically go in with the tag line ‘Let’s Go Places’ and the place we want to go is the Winner’s Circle.”

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