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Dallas Pre-Race Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 22 of 24 (Dallas)
Countdown Event 4 of 6
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas
Oct. 18-20, 2019

Highlights:

  • Antron Brown will campaign a special one-race-only ‘Tools for the Cause’ Breast Cancer Awareness car to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Brown’s first national event win occurred at the Texas Motorplex in 1999 while he was competing in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category

DSR-Owned Track Records:
Top Fuel, speed: 330.55-mph, Antron Brown (2016)

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ Top Fuel Dragster

Countdown to the Championship standing: 9th

Dallas Event Highlights: 

  • Two-time event champion (2012, 2016)
  • 2016 No. 1 qualifier

2018 Dallas Recap:
Qualified 11th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1; defeated by Tony Schumacher in E2)

Last Event (Charlotte II):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

2019 Season Statistics:
23 round wins; ranked ninth in points

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

Noteworthy:

  • Has won in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at Texas Motorplex
  • First NHRA event win occurred at the discontinued 1999 Dallas I event (PSM)
  • Campaigning a one-race-only ‘Tools for the Cause’ livery to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
    • Throughout the month of October, 15% of the purchase price of ‘Tools for the Cause’ merchandise will be donated directly to BCRF
    • Since ‘Tools for the Cause’ began in 2012, Matco has donated nearly $850,000 to breast cancer research
    • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. NHRA fans can visit their Matco Tools distributor to purchase Tools for the Cause merchandise, or visit www.matcotools.com/toolsforthecause

Quotable:
“We’re heading into our fourth race of the Countdown. Our last race in Charlotte didn’t go as planned, so we’re looking to rebound in Dallas. This track always brings back special memories for me because it’s where I got my first NHRA win in 1999. We’re going to do the very best we can this weekend; qualify well and go out there on race day and give it everything we’ve got and see what we can do at the Texas Motorplex. The Matco Tools Toyota team is hungry, and we’re ready to get after it and ready to bounce back.”

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