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SCHUMACHER WINS FOURTH QUARTER DRIVER OF THE YEAR: NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, who made the greatest comeback in NHRA history to win his third consecutive and fourth overall NHRA POWERade Series world championship, was named the fourth quarter winner of the prestigious Driver of the Year award. Schumacher, who won the final race of the season with a national record time of 4.428 seconds to complete a 12-race, 336 point comeback and defeat Doug Kalitta for the season championship by 14 points, received 11 of 16 first place votes from an elite panel of motorsports journalists who decide the Driver of the Year. Others who received first place votes included Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart of NASCAR. The seasonís other Driver of the Year quarterly winners included Melanie Troxel, NHRA Top Fuel, first quarter; Sebastian Bourdais, Champ Car, second quarter; and Sam Hornish Jr., Indy Racing League, third quarter. National Hot Rod Association: NHRA Drag Racing - Join Today!
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