Qualified: No. 4 (3.856 E.T. at 316.15 MPH)
E1: 3.851 E.T. at 310.05 MPH defeated Pat Dakin’s 3.880 E.T. at 317.05 MPH
E2: 3.927 E.T. at 308.35 MPH defeated by Terry McMillen 3.796 E.T. at 321.96 MPH
Antron Brown, who pulled double-duty as a Top Fuel driver and Jr. Dragster crew chief on his sons’ entries, earned a fourth-seeded qualifying position to start race day and drew Pat Dakin as his round-one competition. Behind the wheel of the Matco Tools/Global Electronic Technology/Toyota dragster, Brown was first out of the gate and clocked a 3.851 E.T. to defeat Dakin’s 3.880-second pass. In round two, Brown squared off against fellow Hoosier, Terry McMillen. Brown had previously defeated McMillen in the first round one week prior, but this time it was McMillen who would set off the win light. He led from start to finish as Brown slowed to a 3.927 approaching the finish line.
“Race day didn’t go the way we wanted it to, that’s for sure. After talking to (crew chiefs) Brian (Corradi) and Mark (Oswald), the track got tighter, better with the cloud cover and we just nuked the clutch out of it. That being said, we’re going to get ready and we’re in a good spot in the points. We have to progress and take it one race at a time. We’re now running four races here in Indy, two of them are done. There’s plenty left on this 2020 schedule. We didn’t lose any ground to Doug (Kalitta), the points leader, and the main goal is to get better each race. We’re doing that. We’re making some great strides. We qualified well with both cars. What doesn’t break you makes you stronger and we’re ready to get another crack at this track in three weeks. We’ll be ready.”