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NHRA drag racer Doug Kalitta takes top-fuel points lead to Chicago
NHRA drag racer Doug Kalitta takes top-fuel points lead to Chicago

Veteran Doug Kalitta entered this weekend's NHRA event in the Chicago area with a comfortable lead in the championship standings in drag racing's premier class, top fuel. But it's only early summer and Kalitta, still searching for his first top-fuel title, has several rivals trying to narrow the gap in the standings. "We're all chasing Doug Kalitta, who is way out in front of us in the championship standings," seven-time champion Tony Schumacher said in notes released by his team. "Kalitta has been in eight finals this year and that's what enabled him to build such a big lead," Schumacher said. "If we want to catch him, we have to get...

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