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Early Defeat in Atlanta Does Not Deter Millican’s Enthusiasm for 2019 

RICHMOND, VA – Heading into the Virginia Nationals, the Straightline Strategy Group, Parts Plus Top Fuel pilot Clay Millican continues to fight at the highest level of NHRA drag racing for win in 2019. A first round loss in the last event in Atlanta hasn’t dampened the spirits of the likeable Tennessee based driver.

Millican lost a close first round battle that featured his number eight qualified entry against Antron Brown’s number nine qualified entry in one of the best side by side runs of the day. Clay  clocked in a 3.779 at 320.89 mph, but Antron rolled through with a 3.771 ET for the win light.

“It was great to have the second quickest E.T. of eliminations day, but not against guy who had the best,” said Millican. “I would have preferred to face Antron in the final round, but that’s not the way it played out as we were both off a bit in qualifying that lead to our first round matchup.”

In the four events leading up to Atlanta, Millican has two runner-up and two semifinals finishes, which for a new team (ownership and crew) has been a phenomenal feat.

“We continue to jell as team and Mike (Kloeber) has been making really good calls as we try new things to improve performance and maximize parts longevity and believe we are in a good position to win” concluded Millican.

Millican and the Parts Plus dragster is currently in the 5th position in the Mello Yell Top Fuel points.  The NHRA series returns to Richmond, VA this Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 for the Virginia Nationals.

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