Although three-time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion Greg Anderson will try to
approach it as just any other race, the 53rd annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S.
Nationals may be the biggest race of his career.
First and foremost,
Anderson, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac
GTO, along with every driver on the O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis
facility, wants to win what is considered by most as the largest and most
prestigious event on the NHRA circuit.
Secondly, and maybe more important
from a historic point of view, Anderson, who has won five times in six final
rounds at Indy, including four-in-a-row, is trying to become the only
professional driver to win the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals five consecutive times.
He won here in 2001 and 2003-2006 and was runner-up in 1999. He also earned the
No. 1 qualifying position three times (2004-2006).
four-in-a-row at Indy has been pretty cool for me," said Anderson. "I think
there is only two other Pro Stock guys that have done that -- Bob Glidden and WJ
(Warren Johnson). I don't believe that anyone in any professional class has ever
won five straight, so if I could do it that would put me alone in the record
book. That would be a heck of a feather in our cap, winning