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Team Summit Stats and Quotes – Charlotte
10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals
zMAX Dragway – Charlotte, N.C.
September 15-17, 2017

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS2
Countdown to the Championship starting position: No. 3

Anderson in Charlotte
3 wins in 5 final rounds
Runner-up 2016 – fall race (Jason LIne)
Runner-up 2015 – 4-Wide race (Larry Morgan)
Won 2012 – 4-Wide race (defeated Erica Enders)
Won 2011 – 4-Wide race (defeated Stanfield)
Won 2010 – fall race (defeated Greg Stanfield)
No. 1 at fall race in 2015, 2016; No. 1 at 4-Wide race in 2016

Last year: Qualified No. 1, defeated in the final round by KB Racing teammate Jason LIne

Notable: Anderson is a four-time Pro Stock world champion; Anderson’s 748 round wins are more than any other driver currently competing in the category; he is second on the all-time event win list in Pro Stock, No. 6 for all categories; Anderson holds the zMAX Dragway Pro Stock track record for speed at 215.48 mph, set in March 2015

Updated Career Stats heading into the Carolina Nationals
(Race 19 of 24 and the first race of six in the 2017 Countdown to the Championship)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion
No. 3 in 2017 Pro Stock standings
422 Pro Stock races
1059 rounds
88 wins
57 runner-up finishes
145 overall final rounds
90 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48
Best e.t. in EFI era: 6.491 (Gainesville 2017)
Best speed in EFI era: 214.59 (Gainesville 2017)

Anderson quotes:
“I have a lot of confidence in my Summit Racing Chevy Camaro. The last couple of races, I’ve made mental errors and couldn’t close the deal, and that’s inexcusable. But I feel good going into the Countdown because I have such a good car. I had a little hiccup last week that cost me, and I should have won the last two races, but I’m not dwelling on that. I’m going into the next six knowing exactly what I need to do.”

Jason Line

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS1
Countdown to the Championship starting position: No. 5

Line in Charlotte
3 wins in 7 final rounds
Win 2016 – fall race (defeated Greg Anderson)
Win 2016 – 4-Wide race (defeated Bo Butner)
Runner-up 2014 – fall race (Jonathan Gray)
Runner-up 2013 – fall race (Jeg Coughlin)
Win 2012 – fall race (defeated Allen Johnson)
Runner-up 2011 – fall race (Anderson)
Runner-up 2010 – 4-Wide race (Mike Edwards)
No. 1 at fall race in 2010, 2011, 2013; No. 1 at 4-Wide race in 2011, 2012

Last year: Qualified No. 2; defeated KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson in the final round

Notable: Line, reigning and 3-time Pro Stock world champion, also has a sportsman championship on his scorecard – he was the 1993 Stock Eliminator Lucas Oil Series champ; Line has competed in over 800 rounds of racing in the course of his career and is one of just four currently competing drivers in the category to have achieved this accomplishment; Line holds the zMAX Dragway Pro Stock track record for elapsed time at 6.455-second, set in March 2015

Updated Career Stats heading into the Carolina Nationals
(Race 19 of 24 and the first race of six in the 2017 Countdown to the Championship)
Reigning and 3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion
No. 5 in 2017 Pro Stock standings
326 Pro Stock races
828 rounds
46 Pro Stock wins
47 runner-up finishes
93 Pro Stock final rounds
53 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
48 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 46 Pro Stock)
95 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 93 Pro Stock)
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17
Best e.t. in EFI era: 6.476 (Gainesville 2017)
Best speed in EFI era: 213.87 (Gainesville 2017)

Line quotes:
“It always seems like there is a lot more going on when you have a race at home, but it’s nice to have my family there and get to sleep in my own bed. Throughout history, I’ve somehow managed to have some pretty good races at zMAX Dragway. Of course, that’s always the goal – especially for the first race of the Countdown.”

“I’ll have my work cut out for me if I’m going to defend the championship. I certainly have to get my car a little better, and I’m going to have to drive better. There are a lot of things that have to happen, but all of those things are very doable because we have a great team and great folks behind us at Summit Racing. We’ll just have to do what we’ve done in the past and pull it together right now. Now is the time, that’s when it matters. The moment is here.”

Bo Butner

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Jim Butner Auto Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS4
Countdown to the Championship starting position: No. 1

Butner in Charlotte
Last year: Qualified No. 7, lost in the second round to Jason Line

Notable: Butner is No. 1 in the Pro Stock points entering the Countdown to the Championship; he earned his first Pro Stock win in Houston this year and followed up with victories in Atlanta and Norwalk; Butner was the first Pro Stock driver to repeat in 2017 and first Pro Stock driver to have three wins this year; he is a former sportsman champion and has raced in multiple Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories; Charlotte will be Butner’s 60th career Pro Stock race

Updated Career Stats heading into the Carolina Nationals
(Race 19 of 24 and the first race of six in the 2017 Countdown to the Championship)
No. 1 seed heading into the 2017 Countdown to the Championship
59 races
141 Pro Stock rounds
3 Pro Stock wins (Houston, Atlanta and Norwalk 2017)
14 Pro Stock final rounds
6 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
18 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman competition
(3 Pro Stock, 6 Comp Eliminator, 3 Super Stock, 5 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street)
41 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(14 Pro Stock, 13 Comp Eliminator, 6 Super Stock, 7 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street)
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 213.77
Best e.t. in EFI era: 6.477 (Gainesville 2017)
Best speed in EFI era: 214.18 (Gainesville 2017)

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Pro Stock Standings
(after Brainerd, race 17 of 24)
1. Bo Butner, 2100
2. Tanner Gray, 2080
3. Greg Anderson, 2070
4. Drew Skillman, 2060
5. Jason Line, 2050
6. Erica Enders, 2040
7. Jeg Coughlin Jr., 2030
8. Vincent Nobile, 2020
9. Allen Johnson, 2010
10. Chris McGaha, 2000

Race Info
10th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals
zMAX Dragway – Concord, North Carolina
September 15-17, 2017Run Schedule (all times ET)
Friday, September 15
8am – Sportsman eliminations
2:45pm – Pro Stock qualifying session 1
3:30pm – Nitro qualifying session 1
5:15pm – Pro Stock qualifying session 2
6pm – Nitro qualifying session 2

Saturday, September 16
8am – Sportsman eliminations
12:45pm – Pro Stock qualifying session 3
1:30pm – Nitro qualifying session 3
3:15pm – Pro Stock qualifying session 4
4pm – Nitro qualifying session 4

Sunday, September 17
12pm – EliminationsTelevision Schedule (all times ET)
(As displayed on NHRA’s Media Fact Sheet, September 13, 2017)
Friday, Sept. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 6pm
Sunday, Sept. 17, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 2am
Sunday, Sept. 17, FS1 will televise three hours of LIVE finals coverage at 2:30pm

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**Full results posted throughout the weekend at DragRaceCentral.com**

KB Racing has 138 Pro Stock wins & 7 NHRA Pro Stock Championships

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