Post-Qualifying Report Event 17: NHRA Nationals Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn.

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Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.711 sec. at 314.68 MPH
Q2: 3.694 sec. at 330.31 MPH
Q3: 3.766 sec. at 329.75 MPH
Q4: 3.737 sec. at 326.95 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Third best of the first session, third best of the second session, best of the final session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Terry Haddock
Quotable: “What a great way to end qualifying for the Mac Tools team. I could not be more excited about our chances tomorrow after the strong runs we made in qualifying. The goal is to come out tomorrow, go four rounds and get the first win of the season.

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Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: No time; timing system malfunction
Q2: 3.859 sec. at 265.43 MPH
Q3: 9.360 sec. at 87.71 MPH
Q4: 9.330 sec. at 89.93 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown
Quotable: “It is frustrating. We are right at the cusp at getting into the Countdown and we keep finding these gremlins. We have an electrical issue right now in the ignition. It is not for a lack of effort; everyone on this Global Electronic Technology machine is working hard trying to figure this out. The issue cost us two runs today which is pretty unfortunate. It put us further down on the ladder than we would have liked, so we have a tough opponent, Antron, in the first round. At this point, though, we are not really worried about our opponent; we are worried about fixing our racecar.”

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Troy Coughlin Jr., driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 7.782 sec. at 87.00 MPH
Q2: 4.664 sec. at 157.78 MPH
Q3: 9.211 sec. at 88.40 MPH
Q4: 4.359 sec. at 179.44 MPH

Starting Position: 13th
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “It is just a little more adversity we are going to face with this SealMaster Toyota team that we are going to use as a stepping stone to success. We face the Sarge tomorrow, and we will have a good hot rod for that matchup. It should be a great race. I have a lot of faith in Jim O, Donnie, Glen and Nick and the whole SealMaster team. They are working hard and have been through a lot so it is time to turn on some win lights.”

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

Q1: 3.937 sec. at 327.98 MPH
Q2: 4.643 sec. at 176.63 MPH
Q3: 5.198 sec. at 143.61 MPH
Q4: 15.107 sec. at 63.64 MPH

Starting Position: 9th

First Round Matchup: Ron Capps
Quotable: “We struggled after Q1 in qualifying, but Sunday is a new day. Hopefully, that is the key to turning on four win lights starting with Ron Capps tomorrow.”

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Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 8.212 sec. at 89.25 MPH 
Q2: 3.947 sec. at 330.31 MPH
Q3: 3.941 sec. at 327.43 MPH
Q4: 8.650 sec. at 89.20 MPH

Starting Position: 10th

First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson