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Fuller shut down again as McClenathan heats up in Top Fuel

Things went well for "Hot Rod" Fuller right up until the final race of 2007. Last year's Top Fuel runner-up is still looking to find that winning formula in 2008 after another first-round exit at Las Vegas, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: April 15, 2008, 9:55 AM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Things were a whole lot more fun for "Hot Rod" Fuller last year.

The former sportsman and drag racing home run hitter, who has now jumped into the NHRA's Top Fuel class not once, but twice, ended the 2007 POWERade season in the No. 2 spot in the championship points. It was only an untimely first-round loss in the season's concluding event that spoiled what would have been a remarkable title-winning campaign for the affable, engaging resident of Las Vegas -- by ...

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