SHIELDS, PAYNE TAKE PEAK TO NHRA FINALS
In Division 4 of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Duane Shields progressed to the Top Alcohol Dragster finals, and Jay Payne reached the Top Alcohol Funny Car finals. Both finals were postponed due to rain at Royal Purple Raceway and will resume at Gatornationals this week in Gainesville, FL. At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, PEAK driver Clint Bowyer started P3 at the Kobalt Tools 400. Early on, he fell back to P17, charged to P6 but made wall contact on lap 234 that forced him to pit lane. Vickers, Burton, Patrick, and Bowyer took 13th, 17th, 21st, and 23rd respectively.