Herbert hoping to continue Cinderella run at Indy

Doug Herbert stunned the NHRA POWERade field with an improbable Countdown-clinching run at Maple Grove Raceway. The big question facing Herbert at this week's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis: What does Cinderella do for an encore?

Updated: August 31, 2007, 8:46 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

CLERMONT, Ind. -- The Countdown to the Championship has its poster boy.

Yet 10 days after Doug Herbert completed an improbable run at Reading, Pa., to get into the Top Fuel title hunt, the caption on the poster could read: "Now what?"

"What do we do for an encore? We come to Indy and we win the 'Big Go,' that's what we do," Herbert said.

The 53rd Mac Tools U.S. Nationals -- the "Big Go" to those who have been coming to Indianapolis for years -- is the ...

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