GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (September 20, 2016) – Marathon Petroleum/J&J Racing’s Allen Johnson heads to the Fifth annual AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals this weekend. Johnson has been to the finals three times at Gateway Motorsports Park, most recently in 2012.
“I’ve runnered-up there a few times but have never quite sealed the deal,” Johnson said about his past history at St. Louis.
The Countdown to the Championship started last weekend at zMAX Dragway and ignited a three-in-a-row for the first half of the Countdown.
“I think it separates the men from the boys,” Johnson said about the three-in-a-row. “We’ve got a lot of experience on this Marathon Petroleum team and I think that’ll work in our favor more than anything.”
Qualifying at the Fifth annual AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals will begin on Friday, September 23rd with two qualifying sessions at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m. Qualifying continues on Saturday, September 24th with two more sessions at 1:45 and 4:00 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25th starting with Top Fuel.
ALLEN JOHNSON, MARATHON PETROLEUM/J&J RACING DODGE DART
Last event, Charlotte 2: Qualified No. 6; lost in the first round to Jeg Coughlin.
Last year, St. Louis: Qualified No. 8; lost in the semifinals to Drew Skillman.
AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals Event Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 23: two qualifying sessions at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: two qualifying sessions at 1:45 and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25: eliminations at 11:00 a.m.
AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals Television Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 23, FS1 will televise an hour of live qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 25, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 2 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, Sept. 25, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).