In this photo provided by NHRA, Jack Beckman performs a burn-out prior to his run at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway Thurday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Pomona, Calif. Beckman raced... more 
In this photo provided by NHRA, Jack Beckman performs a burn-out prior to his run at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway Thurday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Pomona, Calif. Beckman raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in the Funny Car division with a run of 4.139 seconds at 308.14 mph in his Dodge Charger. (AP Photo/NHRA, Marc Gewertz) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By NHRA, Marc Gewertz
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 7:48 PM EST