Bob Tasca Qualifies p14, Draws Matt Hagan in First Round Match-up at Historic NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 16, 2013—Bob Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team will race Matt Hagan in round one of the NHRA Gatornationals after qualifying p14 at the historic race.

Tasca drove to the 4.204-second, 302.35 mph run he used to qualify on Friday.

“Gainesville has always been good to me,” said Tasca, who drove to his first Funny Car victory at the Gatornationals in 2009. “We struggled a little bit today, but we have a full house this weekend with guests from Motorcraft and Mack Trucks and we’re ready to go rounds with this Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang.”

Only one driver has more round wins than Tasca at the Gatornationals since his rookie year in 2008. Along with the 2009 win, Tasca posted a runner-up finish in Gainesville in 2010.

He’s also on the hunt for his 100th Funny Car round win. Tasca has 99.

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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