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Doug Kalitta Vegas 2

Kalitta plans on scoring another Vegas trophy

Las Vegas Highlights: Two wins (Fall 2015, Fall 2004); Four finals (Spring 2014, Fall 2007, Spring 2005, Spring 2003); Two no. 1 qualifiers (Spring 2005, Spring 2003)

Last Event Recap (Dallas): Qualified fourth; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Kebin Kinsley in the first round, lost to Brittany Force in the quarterfinals)

2016 Toyota Nationals Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Scott Palmer in the first round, lost to Steve Torrence in the quarterfinals)

Quotable: “My Mac Tools team and I are really excited about getting to Vegas. We have a strong setup and always run well there. I know we will have a car to compete. Hopefully we can get the win and close the gap in the standings.”

Career Stats: 456 starts; 620 round wins (ninth all-time); 43 wins (Fifth all-time in Top Fuel); 91 finals; 49 no.1 qualifiers (tied 14th all-time)

2017 Season Stats: One win (Charlotte-II); Four finals (Pomona-I, Norwalk, Charlotte-II, St. Louis); Two no.1 qualifiers (Norwalk, Charlotte-II); 31 round wins; third in the standings

Shawn Langdon Vegas 2

Langdon wants to build off of final round appearance in Vegas

Las Vegas Highlights: Two no.1 qualifiers (Fall 2013, Spring 2009 - First Career No.1 qualifier)

Last Event Recap (Dallas): Qualified seventh; Finalist (Defeated Clay Millican in the first round, Terry Haddock in the quarterfinals and Antron Brown in the semifinals, lost to Brittany Force in the finals)

2016 Toyota Nationals Recap (w/ DSR): Qualified eighth; First round loss (Lost to J.R. Todd in the first round)

Quotable: “We are excited to get to Las Vegas with this Global Electronic Technology team after our good weekend in Dallas. Hopefully we can carry that momentum into the last two races. Kalitta Motorsports has run strong there in the past and my plan is the continue that run of success there to the winners circle. It will also be a cool weekend with testing the Funny Car on Monday. I am excited about that too, but we will take this weekend one day at at time.”

Career Stats: 203 starts; 242 round wins; 14 wins; 29 finals; 18 no.1 qualifiers

2017 Season Stats: 17 starts; One final (Dallas); 12 round wins; eighth in the point standings

Noteworthy: Langdon plans to make his first laps in a nitro Funny Car on Monday after the completion of the Toyota Nationals

Richie Crampton Vegas 2

Crampton looking for second Vegas win

Las Vegas Highlights: One win (Spring 2015)

Last Event Recap (Dallas): Qualified eighth; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Billy Torrence in the first round, lost to Steve Torrence in the quarterfinals)

2016 Toyota Nationals Recap (w/ MLR): Qualified 11th; First round loss (Lost to Steve Torrence in the first round)

Quotable: “Definitely going to try and get another win in Vegas this weekend. It is a big race race for me and the SealMaster Toyota team with it being the Toyota Nationals. My plan is to defend for Doug and Shawn and continue to help them in the Countdown.”

Career Stats: 77 starts; 74 round wins; Seven wins; Nine finals; Five no.1 qualifiers

2017 Season Stats: Five starts; One final (Charlotte-II); Four round wins

Noteworthy: Joined Kalitta Motorsports prior to the U.S. Nationals to drive for SealMaster Top Fuel dragster for the remainder of the season; Crampton is the 2014 NHRA Auto Club Road to the Future winner; In 2015, Crampton earned five wins and finished third in the final point standings

JR Todd Vegas 2

Despite much Vegas success, Todd looking for first win on The Strip

Las Vegas Highlights: Three finals (Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2006); Two no.1 qualifiers (Spring 2015, Fall 2014)

Last Event Recap (Dallas): Qualified 14th; First round loss (Lost to Jack Beckman in the first round)

2016 Toyota Nationals Recap (Top Fuel): Qualified ninth; Finalist (Defeated Shawn Langdon in the first round, Clay Millican in the quarterfinals and Antron Brown in the semifinals, lost to Steve Torrence in the finals)

Quotable: “The Strip is one of my favorite tracks on tour and Kalitta Motorsports always seems to run well there. I’m hoping to get there and rip off a win and finish the year strong.”

Career Stats: 170 starts; 167 round wins; 11 wins; 21 finals; 9 no.1 qualifiers (Funny Car stats: 22 starts; Two wins (Sonoma, Indianapolis); Three finals (Charlotte-I, Sonoma, Indianapolis); 18 round wins)

2017 Season Stats: 22 starts; Two wins (Sonoma, Indianapolis); Three finals (Charlotte-I, Sonoma, Indianapolis); 18 round wins; ninth in the point standings

Alexis Vegas 2

DeJoria Las Vegas pre-race notes

Las Vegas Highlights: Two wins (Spring 2016, Spring 2014)

Last Event Recap (Dallas): Qualified ninth; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Bob Tasca III in the first round, lost to Robert Hight in the quarterfinals)

2016 Toyota Nationals Recap: Qualified ninth; First round loss (Lost to Courtney Force in the first round)

Career Stats: 132 starts; 96 round wins; Five wins; Eight finals; Four no.1 qualifiers

2017 Season Stats: 18 starts; One win (Brainerd); 14 round wins; 11th in the point standings

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Mello Yello Championship Points

Top Fuel (Unofficial)

1. Brittany Force (2690)
2. Steve Torrence (2609)
3. Doug Kalitta (2553)
4. Antron Brown (2508)
5. Leah Pritchett (2452) 
6. Clay Millican (2419)
7. Shawn Langdon (2406)
8. Tony Schumacher (2395)
9. Terry McMillen (2310)
10. Scott Palmer (2218)

 

Funny Car (Unofficial)

1. Robert Hight (2686)
2. Ron Capps (2588)
3. Courtney Force (2543)
4. Jack Beckman (2519)
5. Matt Hagan (2470)
6. Tommy Johnson Jr. (2452)
7. John Force (2388)
8. Tim Wilkerson (2296)
9. J.R. Todd (2282)
10. Cruz Pedregon (2178)

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