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Cruz Pedregon tops qualifying

Updated: April 27, 2012, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

BAYTOWN, Texas -- Robert Hight opened his bid for a fifth straight Funny Car victory with the seventh-fastest run Friday in qualifying for the NHRA Spring Nationals.

Hight had a run of 4.153 seconds at 256.65 mph in his John Force Racing Ford Mustang, while Cruz Pedregon topped the field at 4.103 and 306.19 in a Toyota.

Hight is attempting to tie the Funny Car season record of five straight victories set by Don Prudhomme in 1976 and matched by Pedregon in 1992 and John Force ...

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