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Tony Schumacher takes top spot

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

LAS VEGAS -- Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher took the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday in the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals.

Schumacher powered his dragster to a 3.773-second run at 324.20 mph for his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 71st overall.

"There was a time when one car was a tenth of a second faster than everybody else, and he just didn't have to make a mistake and he would win," said Schumacher, battling points leader Antron Brown and second-place ...

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