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Indianapolis Pre-Race Report

NHRA U.S. Nationals
Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis)
Lucas Oil Raceway
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019

Highlights:

  • Antron Brown has both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle victories at Indianapolis

Indianapolis Event Highlights: 

  • Three-time event champion
    • Top Fuel (2011)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004)
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013)

2018 Indianapolis Recap:
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Brittany Force in E1; defeated by Doug Kalitta in E2)

Last Event (Brainerd):
Qualified 12th; First round exit (defeated by Billy Torrence in E1)

2019 Season Statistics:
20 round wins; Ranked fifth in points

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

Noteworthy:

  • Has both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle victories at Indianapolis
  • Hometown event for the Pittsboro, Ind. resident

Quotable:
“The U.S. Nationals is a big race, and our Matco Tools Toyota team is primed and ready. We stayed behind in Brainerd and tested. We got our car back on the right track, and it was the perfect way to get some good momentum going into Indy. This is the biggest race of the year. If you win Indy, it’s almost like winning the championship. Our main focus is to qualify well and bring a win home. If we can bring a win home, that will set us up for a good Countdown run, and it all starts here in Indy.”

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