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NHRA U.S. Nationals Pre-Race Report

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
Event No. 6
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
September 4-6, 2020

Highlights:

  • Home track for Antron Brown, who resides in the greater Indianapolis area
  • Three-time U.S. Nationals champion
    • Top Fuel (2011)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004)
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013)

Last Event (Indy 3):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Justin Ashley in E1)

2020 Statistics:
Five round wins; ranked seventh in points

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

Noteworthy:

  • On September 5, 2011, Brown claimed his first U.S. Nationals Top Fuel victory and became the first driver in NHRA history to own wins in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes
    • (PSM wins: 2000, 2004)
  • Hometown event for Brown, who resides in the greater Indianapolis area with his family

Quotable:
“2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, to say the least, but I’m very, very much looking forward to the U.S. Nationals. This race just has such great meaning. I’m looking forward to doing what we do, and seeing the fans, and promoting all of our great partners like Matco Tools, Global Electronic Technology, Hangsterfer’s, and Toyota. We’re not going to let 2020 crush us. We’re going to put our heads down and give it all we’ve got this weekend. Not just for the win, but for our partners, and for our fans who’ve stuck with us through these difficult times. It’s time to beat this resistance with a great deal of persistence.”

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