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Anderson looks to carry Phoenix momentum into Vegas 4-Wide Nationals

After scoring win No. 104 in Phoenix, Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson will look to add another to his impressive résumé at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, at a track that means a great deal to him.
13 Apr 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Greg Anderson

Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson is no stranger to the NHRA winner’s circle, as proven by his 104 career wins. This weekend at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, he’ll look to add another to his impressive résumé at a track that means a great deal to him.

Anderson, the winningest driver in the Pro Stock field, and the rest of the stars of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will again take to the track this weekend at the 24th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Anderson is coming into Las Vegas hot after his win in Phoenix, his first of the year in his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro.

“I’m excited to get to Vegas because obviously I love the Black family,” said Anderson. “Ken and Judy Black have been my team owners for 20 plus years. We now have new ownership, but they’re still the greatest supporters you could ever imagine. They text, they call at races. They certain are not out of the sport. They’re at home, but they’re still watching. They’ll be in Vegas next weekend, and I would love nothing better than to show off in front of them, so I can’t wait to get there.”

The 2023 event had Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) take home the coveted NHRA Wallys, and this season’s race will again be broadcast on FS1, including eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 14, showcasing all the entertainment from Las Vegas.

This weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals also marks the first four-wide event for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge. The bonus race debuted last year and takes place on Saturday, putting a bonus purse and championship points on the line. It happens in Vegas for the first time this year, as two quads will face off during the third round of qualifying on Saturday. The top four advance to the final quad to close out qualifying, with the winner getting a chance to double up in Vegas.

Because of his win in Phoenix, Anderson will take part in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge. In his quad, he’ll meet up with competitors Jeg Coughlin Jr., a five-time Vegas winner, Jerry Tucker, and Troy Coughlin Jr. The other quad will be made up of reigning champion Erica Enders, Aaron Stanfield, Cristian Cuadra, and reigning event winner Glenn.

It all adds up to an opportunity for a double-win weekend for Anderson, who loves the challenge of four-wide racing.

“As far as the four-wide goes, it’s a bigger challenge than most tracks. I love that,” Anderson said. “I absolutely love a bigger challenge. I’m going to accept the challenge and see if I can find a way to do it better than these young guys. It’s kind of strange because sometimes I feel like the four-wide is more difficult to me because I’ve got so many years of doing it the other way, and maybe some of these new guys and new gals, they’re in their beginning and they’re not set in their ways. They don’t have bad habits like I have. They’re not used to always racing two-wide. They race four-wide now, so it’s probably easier for them to adapt than it is me. It’s a huge challenge to me, but I look forward to it and love racing in Vegas. Big challenges coming up, but bring it on.” 

NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature two rounds at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. PT on Friday, April 12, and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eliminations will begin at noon PT on Sunday, April 14. Television coverage includes qualifying action at 11 p.m. ET on both Friday and Saturday on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), leading into eliminations coverage at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday at FS1.
To purchase tickets to the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, fans can visit www.NHRA.com/tickets