BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) Funny Car points leader Robert Hight took the qualifying lead Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

After opening qualifying with a tire-smoking pass that dropped him to 17th, Hight rebounded on his second attempt with a 4.085-second run at 313.29 mph in his 10,000-horsepower Ford Mustang.

Cruz Pedregon was second with a 4.093 at 308.21 in a Toyota Camry, and 11-time Brainerd winner John Force followed at 4.099 at 311.77 in a Mustang.

Doug Kalitta led the Top Fuel field, and Allen Johnson was the fastest in Pro Stock. Points leader Kalitta had a 3.812 at 322.96, and Johnson finished at 6.614 at 208.04 in a Dodge Dart.

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