Post-Qualifying Report Event 04: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev.

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Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.877 sec. at 314.68 MPH
Q2: 3.786 sec. at 320.51 MPH
Q3: 3.801 sec. at 320.58 MPH
Q44.262 sec. at 200.35 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the second session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force, Richie Crampton and Terry Haddock

Quotable: “We did not end up qualifying where we would have liked with this Mac Tools machine, but we are confident with our tune-up for tomorrow. A tough draw with our teammate, but at least with this format we can both keep moving on and that is exactly what our plan is.”

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Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.891 sec. at 313.58 MPH
Q2: 3.829 sec. at 313.66 MPH
Q3: 9.361 sec. at 83.76 MPH
Q45.554 sec. at 122.38 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force, Doug Kalitta and Terry Haddock

Quotable: “It was a challenging qualifying weekend for all of the dragsters. We are in the show which is all that matters. We have to race with Doug, but that doesn’t matter with this format. We just have to be the two quickest cars in each session. All things considered I think we are going to have a good day tomorrow.”

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J.R. Todd, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.824 sec. at 164.01 MPH
Q2: 8.436 sec. at 87.90 MPH
Q3: 4.031 sec. at 314.17 MPH
Q43.952 sec. at 319.67 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca III, John Force and Shawn Langdon

Quotable: “We didn’t start qualifying the way we wanted to. We struggled yesterday with this DHL Toyota Camry, but made some changes and some gains today. Hopefully, we can finish first and second with our teammate three times tomorrow.”

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Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.040 sec. at 302.28 MPH
Q2: 7.017 sec. at 79.39 MPH
Q3: 4.046 sec. at 304.87 MPH
Q44.048 sec. at 265.90 MPH

Starting Position: 14th
First Round Matchup: J.R. Todd, Bob Tasca III and John Force

Quotable: “We didn’t qualify where we should have. Our car was a lot better early in the run than it showed on our qualifying time. We just had a few little things that prevented us from running a little better down track. We have a tough quad in the first round, but it would be neat to get both Kalitta cars through each run and run for the win at the end of the day.”