Tony Schumacher takes No. 1 spot

Updated: July 1, 2012, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

JOLIET, Ill. -- Local favorite Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday night in the Route 66 NHRA Nationals.

The Chicago resident had a run of 3.763 seconds at 324.83 mph for his second top qualifying position of the season and 69th of his career. He has seven No. 1 qualifying positions the track and three event victories.

Schumacher, who broke a 32-race victory drought two weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn., will face another Chicagoland-based driver, ...

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