Post-Qualifying Report Event 18: NHRA U.S. Nationals Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, Ind.

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

Q1: 3.910 sec. at 325.45 MPH
Q2: 4.521 sec. at 192.03 MPH
Q3: 4.001 sec. at 315.49 MPH
Q4: 4.018 sec. at 316.15 MPH
Q5: 3.982 sec. at 319.07 MPH

Bonus Points: 12 pts. (Best of the first session, third best of the third session, third best of the fourth session, best of the final session)
Starting Position: 1st
First Round Matchup: Jim Campbell

Quotable: ““That run is a testament to the entire DHL Camry team. Three-second runs had been hard for us to come by till Brainerd where we were able to get it tuned up in the semi-finals for one. I was confident coming into the weekend after our test here last week. The car ran really well and we picked it right back up there in Friday night qualifying. We had a little hiccup in Q2 on Saturday and other than that we’ve been getting down the track and making some great runs. Now we’ve got some good notes for what we want to do tomorrow.”

Notes: Todd claims his first career Funny Car no.1 qualifier and 10th of his career. It is his first no.1 qualifier in Indianapolis. His last number one qualifier was his last race in Top Fuel, the World Finals in Pomona in 2016. He becomes the 19th driver in NHRA history with Top Fuel and Funny Car no.1 qualifiers, and the first to join the list since Del Worsham in 2011. 

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Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.824 sec. at 305.77 MPH
Q2: 5.649 sec. at 117.66 MPH
Q3: 7.749 sec. at 98.90 MPH
Q4: 5.617 sec. at 130.11 MPH
Q5: 4.167 sec. at 229.00 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “We were looking for more in qualifying with this special look on the Mac Tools ride, but tomorrow is a new day and we will be ready.”

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Richie Crampton, driver of the CRAFTSMAN Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.402 sec. at 183.72 MPH
Q2: 4.875 sec. at 150.53 MPH
Q3: 3.889 sec. at 317.42 MPH
Q4: 4.866 sec. at 150.87 MPH
3.840 sec. at 320.74 MPH

Starting Position: 15th
First Round Matchup: Clay Millican

Quotable: “I am happy with that last run from the CRAFTSMAN team. We made a solid pass that will give us some data going into tomorrow.” 

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

Q1: 3.961 sec. at 325.22 MPH
Q2: 6.055 sec. at 112.18 MPH
Q3: 4.019 sec. at 316.60 MPH
Q4: 4.036 sec. at 316.75 MPH
Q5: 4.018 sec. at 316.45 MPH

Bonus Points: 6 pts. (Third best of the third session, second best of the fourth session, third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Cruz Pedregon

Quotable: “Qualifying was great. Really, really happy with this Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry. We made three good runs that earned us bonus points and we have some room in the tune up as well. I am really excited for tomorrow, and am really proud of my entire team.”