Tasca Improves on Qualifying Time, Slips to p4 After Improbable Night Session at the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis; Two Sessions Remain

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 31, 2013—Bob Tasca is p4 with two qualifying sessions remaining Sunday at the U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.

Despite a three-hour rain delay just one pair into the category’s only qualifying session of the day, Funny Car teams finished q2 with impressive style.

Tasca put down a 4.046-second finish at 313.88 mph, cutting .039 off of his p1 lap from Friday. Most teams took advantage of the ideal track conditions and improved and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team landed just outside the top-three cut for qualifying bonus points.

“We honestly didn’t think we’d get the chance to take a swing at this track tonight,” said Tasca, who watched the radar with his team. “We knew we’d get epic conditions if the rain stopped. We aren’t happy we lost that top spot but there are two sessions to go. Who knows what will happen?”

Qualifying from Indianapolis will air on ESPN2 from 1-6 p.m. ET Sunday, September 1, with the race on noon to 6 p.m. ET Monday.

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 on Twitter at @Tasca3 and Facebook.

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