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Tony Schumacher drives during qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals drag ra

Tony Schumacher takes No. 1 qualifying spot


BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Schumacher powered his canopy-covered dragster to a run of 3.791 seconds at 323.97 mph to claim his third top qualifying position of the season and 70th of his career.

Jack Beckman topped the Funny Car field, Erica Enders took the No. 1 spot in Pro Stock, and Hector Arana Sr. qualified first in Motorcycle.

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