NHRA Winternationals Event Recap

“I’m really proud of Tony (Stewart) and Leah (Pruett) for putting this all together in such a quick fashion. I’m also super proud of my guys to be able to get a rhythm going today, since we’re all in a new position. We only had an hour to turn the car around, so we still had to check headers, and weigh and scale in that time. Today is obviously not the result we wanted – getting eliminated in the semifinals. I know what we’re capable of and I know what we can do to get that fixed. We’ll go on to Phoenix and be just as strong there. I’m really proud of my lights. I was murdering the tree all weekend. That gives me confidence as a driver, but it also gets in other drivers’ heads. We want to win every race we can, but I was pretty happy with this Dodge Power Brokers Charger for the first outing. You learn from your mistakes and move forward. Drag racing has the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. You lose more than you win, but when you win, it’s great. I’m looking forward to that first win with this team.”

  • Earned No. 2 provisional qualifying position on Friday (3.886 ET at 329.34 mph)
  • Secured No. 3 qualifying position on Saturday (3.886 ET at 313.07 mph)
  • Advanced to Semifinals on Sunday:
  • Round 1: 4.071 ET at 260.31 mph, defeated Chad Green (4.124 ET at 282.13 mph)
  • Round 2: 3.885 ET at 328.94 mph, defeated Bob Tasca III (3.984 ET at 325.77 mph)
  • Semifinal: 4.026 ET at 317.64 mph, lost to Robert Hight (3.861 ET at 332.10 mph)