I started this in 1970 at Indianapolis when I was driving my own car ... I started it by winning the U.S. Nationals that year. I racked up five of those wins. It’s a tremendous reward. When we won two championships last year [Brown and Jack Beckman in Funny Cars], my mother died on the day of the banquet. Today brings a special meaning to me.
Our first qualifying run on Thursday and 19 in testing didn't go exactly what we liked ... That was the first run the car did everything as expected from start to finish. But we're just halfway through, we're not even close to be tops in qualifying. But it was a gratifying run.
We are half way through qualifying ... We're not even close to declaring who's going to take the No. 1 position. It was gratifying because we struggled on the first run, and it was gratifying because that first run and the 19 test runs we made in the off season didn't really go the way we had hoped they would. We thought we had a pretty good hot rod at the end of last year.More quotes »
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