-Phoenix, Arizona-February 19, 2012
Defending Pro Stock world champion Line held off KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson to secure his first win of the season. Line drove his Weld Racing wheel equipped Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac GXP to a 6.558 at 211.69 past Anderson to secure his 28th win and first at Firebird Int’l Raceway.
“This is a great start,” said Line. “I felt like I had the best car at both races, but we just didn’t get the job done in Pomona. This was the first off-season we’ve had in a while without any tragedies, and I think it shows in how we’ve started off the year. All in all, it was a great day and a great weekend.”
With the win, Line moved to second in the points standings, one point behind leader Anderson, who made his second consecutive final-round appearance of the season.