PAPA JOHNS BACKING PRITCHETT IN 20 OF 24 EVENTS
Top Fuel Pritchett will start her first full season at DSR after with Papa John's Pizza supporting her team for 20 of 24 events.
In addition to Papa John's Pizza, FireAde 2000 Personal Fire Suppression Systems will be a co-primary at four events (tentatively Gainesville, Charlotte 1, Atlanta and Bristol). Mopar will return to join Papa John's on her car at Denver, Mopar/Pennzoil will be her sponsor at Reading and Pennzoil will be her lone sponsor at Las Vegas 2.
The popular 28-year-old Southern California native and graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, drove in 15 races for DSR last year and qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoff where she finished a career-best seventh in points with her first Top Fuel title (Phoenix) and first No. 1 qualifying position (Reading, Pa.).
DSR director of racing Todd Okuhara returns as her crew chief with assistant Joe Barlam and team manager Scott Okuhara.