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NHRA Houston Pre-Race Report

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
Event No. 10
Houston Raceway Park
Baytown, Texas
October 24-25, 2020

Houston Event Highlights: 

  • Antron Brown won his first Top Fuel race at the 2008 Houston event
  • Two-time event champion (2008, 2014)
    • Raced to his career-first Top Fuel victory in 2008
  • Four-time runner-up
    • Top Fuel (2010, 2012, 2019)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier
    • Top Fuel (2009)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001)

2019 Houston Recap:
Qualified 11th; Runner-up finish (defeated Mike Salinas in E1, Leah Pruett in E2, Steve Torrence in E3; defeated by Brittany Force in E4)

Last Event (Dallas):
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

2020 Statistics:
Eight round wins; ranked seventh in points

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

Noteworthy:

  • Won his first Top Fuel trophy at the 2008 Houston event

Quotable:
“Looking forward to getting back to Houston and into Pennzoil country. We got beat up a little bit these past couple of races and we just want to go to work and show what we’re made of. We’re hoping Houston can be our breakout race. Our goal is to qualify well and we’ll take it from there. I’ve got full faith, full belief in my team. The only way you can beat resistance is with persistence and we’re just steady at work with it and ready to go out there and show out for all of our Matco distributors and our supporters at Global Electronic Technology. We’re ready to go.”

 

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