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Quotes from the strip – Top Fuel: 2014 Four-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway

The NHRA visits zMAX Dragway for the Four-Wide Nationals
The NHRA visits zMAX Dragway for the Four-Wide Nationals
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· Shawn Langdon on running four-wide: “To me the format doesn’t matter. Doing whatever it takes to draw more attention to the sport works for me. To me, as a driver, it really doesn’t matter if we race two wide or four wide. You don’t really notice anything different as the driver. You just do your same thing and stay with you routine. It’s a matter of getting all four cars ready to stage in a timely fashion so nobody gets hung up on the starting line, but other than that, there’s really no difference to it. I think the fans are starting to warm up to the format.”

· Richie Crampton on his rookie year so far: "I'm extremely comfortable driving the race cars. I’ve had some issues on the starting line in Gainesville and Las Vegas, but we tested on Monday after Vegas and I seem to get back into the rhythm that I had in Pomona and Phoenix. I'm excited to go and compete, and my comfort level has gone up a lot. When we roll into a race now, I don't just try to qualify and try to not mess up. I'm there trying to compete and win. My outlook on it has changed a lot and I definitely want to try and go rounds for GEICO, Lucas Oil and Toyota.”

· Brittany Force on improving each week: “We stayed over in Vegas after the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals last week to do some testing to prepare us for Charlotte. I’ll really focused on working to improve my lights. I felt my reaction times during the Vegas race weren’t as good as I wanted. I was really bummed out and even disappointed on my half of that but I’m working on it. My crew and I also worked on a new staging routine and we’re confident we got it right for Charlotte.”

Quotes in this piece provided by Al-Anabi Racing, John Force Racing and the NHRA.

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