Qualifying Highlights:

  • Top Fuel round one will feature an intramural match-up between Antron Brown and Leah Pruett, with Brown carrying the advantage of lane choice into his E1 contest

Qualified: No. 8 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 9 Leah Pruett

The Results: 
Q1: 5.336 E.T. at 135.69 MPH
Q2: 3.754 E.T. at 329.18 MPH
Q3: 3.748 E.T. at 327.74 MPH

“We had a good, consistent day of qualifying here at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and we’re really looking forward to race day tomorrow. The bad news is we have to race our DSR teammate in Leah (Pruett) and that’s a fast car. The good news for Don (Schumacher) is, one of us is going to the second round with a chance to win. I like our chances. Our Matco Tools car ran well today with Toyota and Hangsterfer’s and all the great support we have this weekend. It’s consistent, and that’s important. I’m excited to show off with our last race with the ‘Tools for the Cause’ pink car and our Matco family and give something positive for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and those involved in the fight.”