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Arend 'honored' to drive Scott Kalitta's Funny Car at Indy

Kalitta Motorsports will honor the memory of Scott Kalitta by reactivating the DHL Funny Car for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indy. Driver Jeff Arend just hopes to do the Kalitta family proud, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: August 6, 2008, 7:16 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

Gary Scelzi has had to do it. Morgan Lucas has found himself in the same position. Mike Neff knows what it's like to deal with such a situation, as did Bruce Allen. What do those four NHRA POWERade drivers all have in common?

They have each been asked to fill the seat of another drag racer who tragically lost his life on the quarter-mile. And now, Jeff Arend's name has been added to that list.

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This past week, Kalitta ...

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