Schumacher dedicates win to Johnson family

Updated: September 5, 2006, 5:50 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

In almost poetic fashion, the 52nd Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis dished up a heady combination of drama, excitement, and perhaps in a larger sense, major servings of irony and historical mile markers.

This year, the "Big Go" offered size and substance.

In 1996, Tony Schumacher made his Top Fuel debut at Indy and it was a Labor Day weekend the sport will never forget. In qualifying, Blaine Johnson -- a future champion to be sure -- was killed ...

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