Arend has a resume with 12 years in the Nitro Funny car class. He is Del Worhsam’s teammate in the Checker, Schuck’s Kragen blue car. “I’ve spent the majority of my life racing on the drag strip, and a big hunk of my adult life driving Funny Cars so this is absolutely where I’m meant to be,” said Arend. “This is what we do and we’re lucky to do it.”
For Arend to deliver, he’ll have to put his K&N Filters Monte Carlo deep into the Houston race field. He’ll also have to win rounds, just as he did at Pomona.
“I take great pride in my skills, and I work on them all the time,” he said. “As the driver, I’m not there to make the tuning calls, although I do also pride myself on being able to give solid and informative feedback to my crew. But once we’re at the line, it’s my job to get the car to the other end and to keep it straight. On Sunday I have to focus on leaving first. With this team, and all of our abilities, we always have a good chance to win.”
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