It took crew chief David Grubnic just five races to put driver Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts team into the winner's circle, and he did it in convincing fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in Houston. After qualifying in the No. 1 spot with a track record 3.661, 332.18, Force won her ninth-career race with a 3.749 to 3.995 win against Antron Brown in the final. Force was also the 2018 Houston winner.
Force reached her 20th career final round by stopping Cameron Ferre, Doug Kalitta, and Clay Millican. The 2017 Mello Yello champion also had low E.T. of eliminations with a 3.678 in her Advance Auto Parts dragster.
Brown had an incredibly tough route to his 92nd career final including races against Las Vegas winner Mike Salinas, Leah Pritchett, and reigning Mello Yello champion Steve Torrence.