INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 8, 2020) – It’s been close to two “off seasons” since NHRA racing temporarily halted, but Cruz Pedregon and team are ready to get back on the track in Indy near their home base of Brownsburg. The team hasn’t been idle, according to Cruz who is one of the few nitro racers to knock the rust off by taking his California Charger down the Lucas Oil Raceway track for six runs last month.
“It felt good to be in a nitro car and on a track again but getting the Snap-on Dodge® out there this weekend will feel even better,” Cruz says. “I’ve been in the shop every day, working with Nick (Casertano), Eric (Lane) and the team to plan our strategy with the new qualifying format.
“With two fewer qualifying runs, you’ll see us following a more conservative and consistent plan since we won’t have as much data to assess before race day. Even though things will be different for drivers, teams and fans, we’re pumped and ready for NHRA Drag Racing to be back.”
The team also stayed busy during the break building a new, raceable show car for primary sponsor Snap-on. It has actual parts with plans to start it up when gatherings and meetings reconvene, and the show car can hit the road. With the addition of a management system, the car can be ready to go down the track.
Cruz’s Dodge® will again pay tribute to the Snap-on 100th with its paint scheme and logo. Fans are encouraged throughout the season to post pictures of the car with the hashtag #Snapon100.Follow Cruz and Snap-on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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Photos courtesy of Cruz Pedregon. Driver photo: NHRA