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We caught up with Jim about a month later at NHRA's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, where he had nothing but good things to say about his car. "Chevrolet Performance overachieved. This car has exceeded my expectations. It drives straight and smooth. No problems at all." Since taking delivery, he's changed the ring-and-pinion and swapped in a TH400 trans. The cumulative effect of these two changes was a drop of 0.40-second in elapsed times. As of the event in Indy, his best pass was 9.34 seconds with trap speeds hovering just above 140 mph.