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After the Madison race, we're 12th in points, but at this stage of the season, we don't pay too much attention to the standings. Because we have great communication, we can sit down and go through our notes and work out the right game plan.

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									                                                                                                                                         On the Run                 with Cruz Pedregon
                                     Maximum Effort                                                                              driver of the Advance Auto Parts ’09 Toyota Solara Funny Car
                                      2618 Forged
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                                                                                                                                 I ’d like to tell you about our race team and
                                                                                                                                   explain where we are, where we’ve been, and
                                                                                                                                where we’re going.
                                                 Racer Net
                                                                                                                                    After the Madison race, we’re 12th in points, but
                                         New Ford Stro                                                                          at this stage of the season, we don’t pay too much
                                          Applications! r                                                                       attention to the standings. Sure, everyone wants to be
     Only Howards Maximum Effort Pistons gives you the price of the competitors                                                 first in points, but this early in the year, we don’t sit
     low dollar piston line, but the features of their high end race line. Features like                                        down with a calculator and worry too much about it.
     2618-T6 aluminum forgings for all pistons, flat top or dome. Forced pin oil-                                                   I’m a big National Football League fan, and I know
     ers, CNC turned skirts and exacting tolerances are all standard features.                                                  the most important thing in football is how well you
     Aircraft quality wrist pins and double spirolox included.                                      finish in the fourth quarter. Right now, it’s like were in the first quarter of a
                                                                                                    football game. If you look at how we finished last year’s championship season, we
                                                                                                    didn’t win a race until September. Then, when it counted, we won three races in
                                                                                                    a row and ended up sitting at the head table at the banquet; this year, that’s
                                                                                                    where we want to be again.
                                                                                                       Our team looks at each race individually, and we try to win every round and
                       62Net97                                                 10000bate
              From..       9                                               $                        every race. Each race is almost a week’s worth of effort, and we want each week
                 Ra    cer                                                                          to be as good as possible. We don’t panic if we have a stumble. If you do your
                                                                         Mai    l-In Re        09   best, then the points accumulate from there.
                                                                          03-01-09 to 07-31-

                                             Precision Dense Forged                                      “At this stage of the season, we
                                                Connecting Rods                                         don’t pay too much attention to the
     The most technically advanced and reliable performance rods on the planet!
     Forged powder metal technology features an extremely dense grain structure                         points. If you do your best, then the
     when compared to a billet or conventional forging. Manufactured from supe-
     rior ASTM 4260 blended specifically to meet today’s racing demands. Using                            points accumulate from there.”
     Finite Element Analysis, a computer program that accurately simulates stress
     and reaction to stress, which allows redesigns for better strength and weight                      In Houston, we qualified No. 1, which has been our season highlight so far,
     reduction in the correct places. Fracture cap technology insures correct cap                   before smoking the tires in the second round and losing to my brother and team-
     alignment every time with no fretting. Finished off with ARP2000 215,000 psi                   mate, Tony. We’ve been very aggressive with the new car’s setup, and it has made
     capscrews (up to 650 HP) or upgraded ARP L-19 260,000 psi (up to 800 HP)                       us inconsistent. Before the Madison race, I sat down with my crew chief, Rahn
     capscrew fasteners. Available for 6.000” Chev SB large journal applications.                   Tobler, and he decided to bring back last year’s winning car. We’re going back to
     Avg. weight 5
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