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Denver Pre-Race Report

Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event No. 8 of 20
Bandimere Speedway
Morrison, Colo.
July 16-18, 2021

Denver Event Highlights: 

  • Three-time event champion (2009, 2012, 2017)
  • Five-time runner-up:
    • Top Fuel (2008, 2016)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (1999, 2001, 2005)
  • Three-time No. 1 qualifier:
    • Top Fuel (2009, 2010)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001)

2020 Denver Recap:
N/A (canceled due to COVID-19)

2019 Denver Recap:
Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Greg Carrillo in E1; defeated by Jordan Vandergriff in E2)

Last Event (Norwalk):
Qualified sixth; Semifinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1, Billy Torrence in E2; defeated by Brittany Force in E3)

Career Statistics:
448 races; 68 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 Qualifiers (11 PSM)

Noteworthy:

  • A two-time winner in eight events, No. 2 ranked Antron Brown will be looking to ‘sweep the Swing’ for the second time in his career.
    • No other Camping World Series driver has been successful in winning all three Western Swing events since Brown accomplished the challenging feat in 2009

Quotable:
“The Mile-High Nationals in Denver holds a lot of special memories for me. We ‘swept the Swing’ in 2009, and came close once again after but just came up short. Bandimere Speedway is definitely one of the most unique and challenging stops on our tour. The mile-high altitude doesn’t just kick our car’s butt in terms of horsepower, but it kicks all of our butts; me, the crew guys, the crew chiefs, it just wears us all out. If you come out of Denver with a win, you know you have done something really special. We ran pretty decent in Denver the last time we were there in 2019, so, we’re hoping to repeat and build on that. First things first, we’re looking to qualify in the top of the ladder, and hopefully, we will be standing on top of the mountain on Sunday evening. If you can finish your weekend on top of the mountain, you’ve conquered Denver without it conquering you.”

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