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Tasca Set To Return To NHRA Funny Car Action This Weekend At Indy

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Bob Tasca III will return to NHRA competition this week in Indianapolis after being approved by his doctor to do so.

Tasca was treated for COVID-19 after being exposed to the disease at a small family gathering. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumed last weekend with back-to-back races in Indianapolis on the docket. The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car team qualified second at the first race before advancing to the second round with substitute driver Jonnie Lindberg.

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“I can’t wait to rejoin my team,” Tasca said. “Over the last ten days I have worked hard to get my body back in shape before I came back and also make sure I couldn’t pass COVID-19 on to my crew and now that both boxes have been checked, it’s time. I can’t thank my doctors enough for their help. I want to thank Jonnie for jumping in for me, too. It’s never easy getting in someone else’s car and hitting the gas. He did a great job.”

To be cleared, Tasca needed to test negative for COVID-19 and get a full release from his doctor.

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