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Prudhomme watches drivers deliver 1-2 punch in Englishtown

It's been a long road back for Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's race teams. Larry Dixon and Tommy Johnson Jr. scored big wins in New Jersey, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: June 25, 2007, 6:10 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN.com

It has been a tough couple of years for Larry Dixon.

After rolling over everything in his path in 2002 and 2003 as he racked up a pair of NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Championships, the departure of his Hall of Fame tuner, Dick LaHaie, at the end of 2004 ushered in a protracted period of adjustment for Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's race-winning franchise.

LaHaie's assistant, Donnie Bender, was promoted to Dixon's crew chief and national event wins became a scarce commodity following ...

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