The Top Fuel dragster of Bob Vandergriff qualifies again in the top half of the 16-car field in a spot he has seen many times this season, #8. Bob ran a 4.56, which would have qualified him in a better spot last week, but, this weeks field was much quicker. He will face J.R. Todd in the first round, an opponent that seems to be shaping up to be his nemesis. J.R. had secured a spot in the Chase to the Championship much earlier than Bob had and has faced him many times already. Round #1 will also be critical for Whit Bazemore. He will face #1 Rod Fuller. Baze needs this, the last race before the door is closed on the qualifying spots in the Chase, to secure one of the last slots. Bob's making some good noise for UPS this yr.