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When your only enemy is time—you fight it with team intensity

Cruz Pedregon has campaigned an NHRA Funny Car for the last eight years using whatever means (and whatever teams) necessary. For 2021 he's brought in a turn-key team of pros to wrench on the car, and get him to the finals.
17 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff

For the last eight years, it's been a revolving door of crew members here at Cruz PetroPedregon racing, but Cruz took stock of himself, and he said, "that'll work for a team that has time. I don't have that kind of time anymore."

So coming into the season, Cruz made the decision to hire the entire team that used to be with Tommy Johnson. Jr. Has said they finished second in the championship last year, they're proven race winners. They know how to work together. "Everybody has their job and they know how to do it well," he said, "I don't have to train anybody." It's worked out so far. They're advancing onto the semi-finals and just their very first weekend with the Snap-on team.