Top-five Funny Car finisher Tony
Pedregon registered his disappointment at not receiving one of the first Chevy
Impala SS bodies, because he "felt like we had earned" the right. But he
indicated he's a GM team player and nevertheless is excited about the
aerodynamically improved shell.
"We were the highest finishing GM team. We finished fifth in the points, We
won more races than any other GM car," Pedregon said, citing his three
victories. Tommy Johnson Jr., who was sixth in the standings last year, won two
races and is the recipient of the inaugural Impala SS.
(Cruz Pedregon, Tony's brother and teammate, and Phil Burkart each scored a
victory with the Monte Carlo in 2006. However, the John Force Racing
Mustangs accounted for eight triumphs. Ron Capps led the Dodge contingent with
five wins, and teammates Scelzi and Whit Bazemore added one apiece.)