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Quotes from the winner’s circle: Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville

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Top Fuel –

· Doug Kalitta – "We've been trying to get a win all year, and we've been right on the cusp. We have great support amongst all four of our teams. It's great that they can all get in there and celebrate on the starting line.”

Funny Car –

· Robert Hight – "If you'd have told me this morning that John and I would be in the final, I don't know if I'd have taken that bet. Our teams have worked really hard and work well together, but we were struggling. Fortunately for me, the Auto Club team did a good job. I wasn't on my game in the first round or the semis. Luckily, I had a great race car.”

Pro Stock –

· Allen Johnson – “This shows what a great job the Mopar engineers and SRT did when they developed the new Dart. It's also a testament to our crew. For the last two weeks they've worked non-stop, without a day off to make sure this transition was a success.”

Pro Stock Motorcycle –

· Steve Johnson – "The fact that this is the first Suzuki win since 2011 shows that we've had a Buell epidemic, actually a V-Twin epidemic. Last year, I got to the final here and lost to Hector Arana Jr., and I felt like I should have won it. We've been close a few times, but we finally broke through. This time, Scotty was next to me, and then I saw him disappear.”

Quotes in this piece provided by the NHRA.

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