Morgan Lucas out-raced Doug Kalitta at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals for his 10th career win, and he did it in epic fashion. Lucas fought the car the entire way down the track, even after dropping some cylinders, and crossed the finish line just as his engine finally gave up.
“It got out there and the car kind of broke the tires loose,” Lucas said. “I saw Doug poke out but I knew he was having problems, so I kind of blipped it to straighten it out. I got it cracked a little bit open, and I rolled it back down all the way and got it out there. I knew it was hurt but it’s the final, you’re not going to leave anything on the table; you’re going to go for it.”