AB Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Chicago ANTRON BROWN

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Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Five-time winner
    • Top Fuel (2012, 2014, 2016)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2001)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2015)
  • Three-time runner-up
    • TF (2009, 2017)
    • PSM (2002)

2019 Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified second; Semifinal finish (defeated Brittany Force in E1, Jordan Vandergriff in E2; defeated by Steve Torrence in E3)
Note: NHRA did not compete in Chicago 2020 – 2022

Last Event (Charlotte 1):
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Brittany Force, Doug Foley in E1)

2023 Statistics:
Five races; one win

Career Statistics:
488 races; 72 wins; 49 No. 1 qualifiers


  • With five Chicago triumphs, Brown is tied with Tony Schumacher and Jeg Coughlin Jr. for winningest Camping World Series driver at the facility
  • Brown enters the weekend with 796 round wins and is seeking to become only the sixth driver in NHRA history to achieve 800 round wins
  • By advancing to the semifinal round during the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. earlier this season, Brown secured a spot in the Joliet Mission #2Fast2Tasty Top Fuel Challenge, scheduled for Saturday

Fan Events:
Saturday, 11:00 – 11:25 a.m., #2Fast2Tasty autograph session – Mission Foods midway display
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – noon, Team Toyota autograph session – Toyota midway display

“We haven’t been to Chicago in so long, and we’re all really looking forward to getting back there. Love the race track, the facility; I’ve always done well there. Our Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster is geared up for the race weekend. We’re coming off of some really good testing this week and we’re looking forward to being able to apply that once we get out there. Our main focus is to try and qualify well and get up there in the top five spots of qualifying with a shot to go for that No. 1 seed and then, we’ll see what we can do on race day. We’re going to have a sold out crowd in the AB Motorsports pit with all of our Matco distributors, Lucas Oil guests, Hangsterfer’s guests, so we’re super pumped to get out there and put on a great show.”

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