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    GARRY ELLER - HHP/GARRY ELLER
    Mooresville, N.C.-based NHRA Pro Stock driver Jason Line (top) powered his way to a No. 1 qualifying spot in SaturdayÕs action at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Line will face 16th seed Warren Johnson in the opening round of eliminations Sunday HHP/ GARRY ELLER
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    GARRY ELLER - HHP/GARRY ELLER
    NHRA Top Fuel defending champion Antron Brown (top) failed to qualify for SundayÕs elimination round at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway after two qualifying attempts on Saturday came up short. HHP/ GARRY ELLER
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    GARRY ELLER - HHP/GARRY ELLER
    After four rounds of qualifying, NHRA Funny Car drivers Cruz Pedregon (top) and Matt Hagan (bottom) qualified first and second respectively for SundayÕs elimination rounds at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. HHP/ GARRY ELLER
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    HAROLD HINSON - HHP/HAROLD HINSON
    For the second consecutive day, NHRA Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas earned the No. 1 qualifying position for SundayÕs Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway with a 3.749 second pass at 324.51 mph. (HHP/Harold Hinson)
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    TAMI KELLY POPE - HAROLD HINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
    Jason Line powered his Mooresville, N.C.-based NHRA Pro Stock car to a No. 1 qualifying spot in SaturdayÕs action at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway with a 6.541 second pass at 211.86 mph. (HHP/Tami Kelly Pope)
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    TAMI KELLY POPE - HAROLD HINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
    NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz PedregonÕs track record 3.980 second pass on Friday held up throughout the day on Saturday, earning the Brownsburg, Ind. Native the No. 1 qualifying spot for SundayÕs elimination rounds at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. (HHP/Tami Kelly Pope)
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    Teresa Long - AP
    In this photo provided by NHRA, Morgan Lucas takes part in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals drag races at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Lucas faces Terry McMillen in the first round of eliminations Sunday at the first of six races in the Countdown to the Championship, (AP Photo/NHRA, Teresa Long)
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    Teresa Long - AP
    In this photo provided by the NHRA, defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown is interviewed by ESPN2 reporter Gary Gerould after he failed to qualify for the first of six events in the Countdown to the Championship, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. Brown had not missed a start in 110 races. (AP Photo/NHRA, Teresa Long)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    Jason Line competes during rounds at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    No. 1 qualifier Morgan Lucas competes at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    Antron Brown stands by his dragster during rounds at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    No. 1 qualifier Mogan Lucas stands with his car at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    Tony Schumacher sits in his car during qualifying rounds at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    John Force smiles during rounds at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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    Harold Hinson - AP
    Matt Hagan competes during rounds at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/zMax Dragway, Harold Hinson)
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