Hight qualifies No. 1 in Funny Car at NHRA

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Robert Hight will attempt to earn his third consecutive Funny Car victory of the season Sunday from the No. 1 qualifying position at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hight, the defending winner of this event, raced to his second No. 1 of the season and 41st of his career with a performance of 4.132 seconds at a top speed of 310.41 mph.

Hight, who earned victories at Phoenix and Gainesville, Fla., in the last two races, will face Terry Haddock in the first round of Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations.

Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.