Morgan Lucas raced to the qualifying lead at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday.

Lucas, who won two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla., with a dominating performance, rallied from a 10th place effort in the opening round of qualifying to vault to the No. 1 spot with a leading run of 3.817 seconds at a top speed of 321.96 mph in his dragster on the day's final session.