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Cruz Pedregon: ‘It’ll Be A Chili Bowl I Never Forget’

TULSA, Okla. — Cruz Pedregon only planned on being a car owner during this year’s Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. That all changed on Wednesday night. The two-time NHRA Funny Car champion, who has made six appearances in the Chili Bowl as a driver, will climb in Ryan Hall’s No. 79m midget Friday night for his first Chili Bowl attempt in more than 10 years.
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NHRA Owner-Drivers Cruz Pedregon, Bob Bode Have Advice for Ron Capps

The Ron Capps Motorsports team will debut in 2022 and operate out of Don Schumacher Racing headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind. Capps is a 68-time winner dating back 27 years. He won NHRA championships in 2016 and 2021. When Ron Capps announced in early December that he had established his own...
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A.J. Bender To Race Chili Bowl For Cruz Pedregon

SAN DIEGO – Coming off the biggest win of his career in the sprint car portion of the 80th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway, A.J. Bender will be driving for two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Cruz Pedregon in January’s 35th Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.

Cruz Pedregon tops Funny Car qualifying in NHRA playoff opener

MOHNTON, Pa. -- Cruz Pedregon topped Funny Car qualifying for the first time in more than six years Saturday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals, the first event of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The 57-year-old Pedregon, a two-time season champion and two-time event winner at Maple...

Cruz Pedregon Roars To First No. 1 Qualifier In Six Years

MOHNTON, Pa. – For the first time in more than six years, Cruz Pedregon is the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car, as the veteran claimed the top spot on Saturday to close out qualifying at the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway.

Cruz Pedregon races to his first Funny Car win since 2018

Cruz Pedregon raced to his first Funny Car victory in more than three years Sunday, beating points leader Bob Tasca III in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The 57-year-old Pedregon edged Tasca in the final with a 3.958-second run at 324.75 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for the two-time series champion’s 37th career victory.