Because this is my first On the Run column of the year, I wanted to give all NHRA fans a quick update on what's been going on with Cruz Pedregon Racing since the end of the 2009 season. On the dirt, I drive a midget car, a sprint car, or my dirt Late Model and race mostly around my home-state Indiana.
ON THE RUN with Cruz Pedregon As owner of his race team, Pedregon faces new challenges and adventures this season B ecause this is my first On the Run they seem to get a big kick out of it when I show column of the year, I wanted to give up in their shops. It’s also been very educational all NHRA fans a quick update on for me to see how the franchisees and their I do hit a few big events every year, like Tony customers run their businesses, and I’ve picked Stewart’s Prelude to the Dream, where I run my what’s been going on with Cruz Pedregon up some great ideas on how to better-run our Late Model car among some of NASCAR’s Racing since the end of the 2009 season. business. biggest stars in an HBO pay-per-view event. One of the most exciting things about owning The Chili Bowl is another big event where I “ your own race team is also what’s the most We’ve gotten off to a bit race my midget car. It’s held every year at the challenging thing, and that’s trying to secure Tulsa Expo Center, and this year, I had my best sponsorship to race and stay in business. As any of a slow start, but every performance in five years. I love racing in the small-business owner knows, the economy hasn’t Chili Bowl, and what’s awesome about these been the greatest lately, so every day provides week we’re getting better, so I events is that I get to race against NASCAR ” new challenges and adventures to keep your know we’ll have a great drivers, like Kasey Kahne, and several other business running well. As you can imagine, drivers from a ton of other racing series. finding sponsorship dollars in this economy is year in 2010. Last but not least, I built a ’78 Arrow also tough, and every race team in every race Nostalgia Funny Car that I’ll race when I can this series is having the I’ve done several ride alongs so year. The two big events for the Nostalgia Funny same challenge of far (in Dallas and right before the Cars are the March Meet and The Reunion in finding the dollars Pomona and Phoenix races), and Bakersfield, Calif., at Auto Club Famoso needed to compete. I’m looking forward to doing Raceway. The March Meet is March 5-7 and The Well, we are very many more this year. So if you see Reunion is later this year, so I’m really looking happy to report that a Snap-on truck driving down the forward to those. our good friends at street and see me riding shotgun, As you can see, my job is also my hobby. If I Snap-on made it don’t be surprised. could figure out a way to race every day of the happen and came on One of the questions I get year, I think I would be a pretty happy guy (laugh board as
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