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Lucas holds No. 1 spot in Top Fuel

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BAYTOWN, Texas (AP)

Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas secured his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the NHRA Spring Nationals.

On Saturday no one in Top Fuel was able to better Lucas' Friday qualifying pass of 3.772 seconds at 327.74 mph. This is Lucas' eighth No. 1 qualifying position of his career and he will race Troy Buff in the opening round of eliminations Sunday.

In other divisions at Royal Purple Raceway, Cruz Pedregon led the Funny Car, Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock competition, and Eddie Krawiec had the Pro Stock Motorcycle lead.

Two-time Funny Car world champ Pedregon also held onto the No. 1 spot through Saturday's qualifying action with his Friday pass of 4.103 seconds at 305.29 mph. Pedregon is matched up against Gary Densham in round one Sunday.

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