Month after fiery crash, Brown wins Gatornationals

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Exactly one month after a fiery crash in the NHRA season opener, Antron Brown picked up a victory at the Gatornationals.

Brown used the fastest pass of the day to edge Clay Millican in the Top Fuel final Sunday. It could be a huge turning point for the defending Top Fuel champion, who endured a scary wreck at Pomona on Feb. 17 and was eliminated in the semifinals two weeks ago at Phoenix.

His win was his 22nd in Top Fuel and gave Don Schumacher Racing its 200th career victory. Only John Force Racing has more wins (218) in NHRA history.

Johnny Gray beat Del Worsham to win the Funny Car division. Allen Johnson won the Pro Stock class, and Hector Arana Jr. won the Pro Stock Motorcycle division.