Jason Line takes pleasure in celebrating the holiday at Bristol,
Bristol, TN- As a second-generation racer, reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line has spent his share of Father’s Days at tracks across the country. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this year’s edition will find him at Bristol Dragway in
However, with his father Lawrence watching from the family homestead in Wright, Minn. the Summit Racing driver will be marking the occasion with his family, including his wife Cindy, daughter Emma and son Jack, who has already shown an interest in following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. With his personal cheering section in attendance, Line will have added motivation for scoring his second win of the 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing season.
“My first few Father’s Days racing in Pro Stock I did really well, which is something I’d certainly like to get back to this weekend,” said Line. “The most important thing, however, is that I will have my family in
“However, Jack is old enough now that he understands the concept of winning and losing, so he’s not too thrilled that I haven’t won since
As noted, this weekend’s race will be Line’s first in his new Chevrolet Camaro. In many ways it will be a new look for the 28-time Pro Stock national event winner with its stunning blue paint scheme replacing his familiar orange livery from the previous few seasons. One item that he certainly hopes will remain constant during the changeover is the high level of performance the team has shown all season with one win in three final round appearances and a class-leading five No. 1 qualifying performances, placing him second in the championship standings heading into Bristol.
“It’s exciting to have a new car, especially one that has so much history in Pro Stock,” said Line. “The Camaro is a really cool muscle car powered by an American V-8 making a lot of horsepower which is the way it should be. In fact, I wish I had one to drive on the street.
“Having said that, we’ll definitely have our work cut out for us this weekend learning what this particular car needs to run. You realistically can’t expect it to be at the same level as our old Pontiac right out of the box, but if anybody can pull it off, it would be the guys on this Summit Racing team, who do a heck of a job every time out. After a single day of testing we haven’t exactly bonded, but let’s say we’re coming to an understanding. However, we can already tell it’s going to be a great car.”
Line will also take pleasure in celebrating the holiday at the
“It’s always fun racing in
“Bristol Dragway is a bit of an altitude track so we won’t run as fast as we did a couple weeks ago, but all that matters is that we’re better than our competitors, so we’re looking forward to the challenge. We have quite a few fathers on this team, and I can’t think of a better way to help them celebrate than in the winner’s circle on Sunday night.”