Rain Postpones 58th-annual U.S. Nationals; Qualifying Continues with Two Laps Saturday, Race Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2012–Rain forced postponement of the U.S. Nationals on Monday. Qualifying for the race continues with two laps on Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Eliminations for the storied race are scheduled for this Sunday, when the top ten drivers in the NHRA Full Throttle Series points will advance to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team will go into the final two qualifying laps 11th on the ladder. The team is currently 10th in points.

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to get the race in, but everything happens for a reason,” Tasca said. “We get two more rounds of qualifying on Saturday. Truthfully, we had a few good swings at it on Friday and Saturday and we really wanted to get some runs in yesterday to get better prepared for today and it wasn’t in the cards. We’ll take that opportunity next Saturday to dial in this Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car even more, so we’ll really be ready for them Sunday.

“Every round is critical, trying to stay in this top 10. We thought the drama would be over today, but looks like we have to wait one more week.”

For live updates, follow the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang team on Twitter (MQL_Racing) and Facebook (click on the “Twitter” icon). Follow driver Bob Tasca III on Twitter at @Tasca3 and Facebook.

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