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2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Indy 3 – Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil

greg andersonSeries Notes:

  • The Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil takes place this weekend, August 8-9, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
  • The two-day event will feature all professional classes, including Pro Stock, with Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line at the helm of their respective hot rods. It will be the fourth race of the season for the Pro Stock class and fifth of the season for the nitro classes.
Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS7
Current points position: 8

Driver Notes for Indy 3:

  • Last month, Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro driver Greg Anderson reached the semifinals in NHRA’s return to racing following the COVID-19 crisis, showing the the team had made good use of the down-time.
  • 2020 is Minnesota-native Anderson’s 22nd season as a Pro Stock driver. He began his career as a crew member and then was crew chief for six-time NHRA champion Warren Johnson before taking the reins of his own Pro Stock car in Columbus in 1998.
  • Las Vegas-based Ken Black brought Anderson on board as a tuner, then a driver for KB Racing. They have been racing together for nearly two decades and have, along with crew chief Rob Downing, built a team that now owns 161 national event wins and eight championships.
  • So far, Anderson has four NHRA Pro Stock championships. They came in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.
  • Anderson is the most decorated Pro Stock driver on the current tour with 94 national event wins and is the second-most winning driver of all time in the category (W. Johnson has 97)
  • Anderson’s 104 starts from the No. 1 position are third-most of any Pro driver

Anderson’s career stats following the 2020 Indy Nationals
(most recent event)
4-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2003-05, 2010)
473 Pro Stock races
94 wins
63 runner-up finishes
157 overall final rounds
104 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins: 828
Career best e.t.: 6.457
Career best speed: 215.48

Quotes:
“We’re just really happy to be back in our Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaros this weekend for this Indy race. We’ve been working hard to have everything ready, and KB Racing had a good event the last time we were there, so we expect to build on that. All of the KB Racing Chevys showed promise, and if things go as we hope, we’ll all perform even better than we did the last time we were there. We just want to race as much as we can because that’s what we love. We can’t wait to get out there and put on a good show for the fans, and we’re all very happy that NHRA is continuing to do everything they can to make sure the fans can be there in person. That’s what makes this sport special.”

Greg Anderson on social media: 
Facebook: facebook.com/GregAndersonPS/
Instagram: @gregandersonprostock
Twitter: @GregAnderson_PS

Jason Line

Jason Line

Jason Line
KB Racing, Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS4
Current points position: 2

Driver Notes for Indy 3:

  • Jason Line is the most recent Pro Stock winner on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour following his victory in Indianapolis last month. It secured a 17-year streak of winning at least once in every full season of his career.
  • Line will retire from driving his Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro for Ken Black Racing at the conclusion of the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. He will remain an integral part of KB Racing as he continues to produce and finesse high-performance engines in the team’s Mooresville, N.C., race shop, supporting their Pro Stock endeavors as well as their commitment to Sportsman racing.
  • In addition to driving for KB Racing, Line is the dyno operator at KB Racing and is an active part of the tuning team for the cars in the KB Racing stable
  • Line has three NHRA Pro Stock world titles with KB Racing (2006, 2011, 2016), as well as one NHRA Sportsman championship earned in Stock Eliminator behind the wheel of his 1970 Buick Gran Sport (1993)
  • His Pro Stock debut was in 2003 in Columbus

Line’s career stats following the 2020 Indy Nationals
(most recent event)
3-time NHRA Pro Stock series champion (2006, 2011, 2016)
1993 NHRA Stock Eliminator champion
377 Pro Stock races
51 Pro Stock wins
53 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional categories
(2 Stock Eliminator, 51 Pro Stock)
53 runner-up finishes
104 Pro Stock final rounds
106 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(2 Stock Eliminator, 104 Pro Stock)
56 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
Career round wins (Pro Stock): 629
Career best e.t.: 6.455
Career best speed: 215.17

Quotes:
“The silver Summit Racing Chevy Camaro was pretty good the last time we were there, and I think we have a decent chance of having another positive race for KB Racing. We’ve been working hard, but we know everyone else has been, too. This is an interesting time, and it’s definitely a season we’ll never forget. You hope it’s unforgettable for the right reasons, when it’s all said and done, so every time we get to go racing, we’re grateful for the opportunity.”

Jason Line on social media:
Facebook: Facebook.com/jasonlineps
Instagram: @jasonlineprostock
Twitter: @JasonLine_PS

Bo Butner

Bo Butner

Bo Butner
KB Racing, Strutmasters/JBA Chevrolet Camaro
Car No.: PS3
Current points position: 5

Driver Notes for Indy 3:

  • 2017 NHRA Pro Stock world champion Bo Butner is the driver of the Strutmasters/JBA (Jim Butner Auto Group) Chevrolet Camaro
    Butner will also drive Pro Mod veteran Rickie Smith’s nitrous-infused Strutmasters/JBA (Jim Butner Auto Group)/Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro for the second consecutive race
  • Floyds Knobs, Indiana, native Butner’s Chevy Pro Stocker is powered by KB Racing. He made his Pro Stock debut with KB Racing in Atlanta in 2015 and has claimed all 11 of his wins in the class with the championship team.
  • An accomplished NHRA Sportsman racer, Butner earned the Comp Eliminator championship in 2006 and has four Division 3 season titles
  • Butner has national event wins in six different categories (Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Street, and Super Gas).

Butner’s career stats following the 2020 Summernationals
(most recent event)
2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion
2006 Competition Eliminator champion
110 Pro Stock races
1 Pro Mod race
11 Pro Stock wins
14 Pro Stock runner-up finishes
25 overall Pro Stock final rounds
11 Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier awards
27 overall wins, including NHRA Sportsman competition
(11 Pro stock, 6 Comp Eliminator, 3 Super Stock, 5 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street, 1 Super Gas)
56 overall final rounds, including NHRA Sportsman and Professional competition
(25 Pro Stock, 13 Comp Eliminator, 6 Super Stock, 7 Stock Eliminator, 1 Super Street, 2 SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown, 2 Super Gas)
Career round wins (Pro Stock): 163
Career best e.t.: 6.475
Career best speed: 214.28

Bo Butner on social media:
Facebook: facebook.com/bobutnerprostock
Instagram: @turbo_bobo
Twitter: @boknowsracing

nhra logo2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Standings
(after Race 3, the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis)

1. Jeg Coughlin 297
2. Jason Line 289
3. Erica Enders 282
4. Kenny Delco 165
5. Bo Butner 162
6. Chris McGaha 158
7. Alex Laughlin 157
8. Greg Anderson 143
9. Matt Hartford 139
10. Aaron Stanfield 125

Run Schedule (all times local)
Saturday, August 8
11:30 a.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
3:45 p.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Sunday, August 9
10:00 a.m. – Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro eliminations beginfox#NHRAonFOX Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 11 AM – 1 PM ET / FS1
Finals / Sunday – 1-4 PM ET / FOX

#IndyNats #TeamSummit
**Full results at DragRaceCentral.com**

KB Racing has 161 Pro Stock wins & eight NHRA Pro Stock Championships

Photo Credit: Auto Imagery, driver photos: NHRA

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