Tommy Johnson Jr. broke the Funny Car track time record with a 3.837-second pass at 329.10 mph Saturday in the final qualifying session for the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Jimmie Johnson captured his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup championship last season. But would winning an eighth title make him the best driver in NASCAR history – the Tom Brady or Tiger Woods of racing?
Charlotte’s William Byron finished last season in the Truck Series with a rookie record seven victories despite the distractions of college life at Liberty. He’s moved home now as he moves up to the Xfinity Series.