Cruz Pedregon–chicago advance

Cruz Pedregon

NHRA Route 66 Nationals – Chicago

Pre-Race Report

Quotes for the upcoming Chicago race– 

Cruz Pedregon, two-time Funny Car World Champion

I’ve been fortunate in my career to win races throughout the country, at some tracks more than others. But there are a few races that have eluded me, and I’d really love to get that first win at Chicago. 

It’s a great facility, really beautiful, state of the art, and we love the fans there. It’s like a home game for our primary sponsor, Snap-on with its headquarters right up the road in Kenosha, Wisconsin. So, for many reasons, we would love to get a win there. 

The car and the team are rolling right now, and the last race is proof we can go the distance. We have a car that lost a close last race, but we know it’s capable of winning.

We are definitely looking forward to Chicago, and the team has been working hard prepping for the busier part of the schedule this time of year with back-to-back races coming soon…and we’ll be ready.

Name on the side of Cruz’s car – Snap-on Nitro Franchisee 

·       Check out the side of Cruz’s car for the name of Snap-on Nitro Franchisee Bill Knippenberg who has been in racing, himself, for more than 30 years.

·       He drives late model and dirt modified race cars after decades of racing asphalt late models. When he’s not working with his Snap-on franchises, he works with a dirt oval track much like the one where Cruz got his start.

·       Bill has his name on the Snap-on Makers and Fixers Dodge® and he took Cruz along one of his routes this week to meet makers and fixers in the shops his team calls on in the area.

·       If you’re a maker and fixer like the customers Cruz visited with this week, Snap-on is asking you to follow Makers and Fixers on Instagram and share your own stories @Makersandfixers or

Follow Cruz and Snap-on on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

To see the latest Cruz news, like his Facebook page, on Twitter, and Instagram.

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