KB Racing’s Line announces plans to retire after 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock driver Jason Line announced his future plans. At the conclusion of the 2020 season, he will retire.

Line will leave the sport at the end of the 50-years of Pro Stock anniversary season. He has been competing for KB Racing since 2003.

Jason Line (NHRA)

“It’s been a good run, and I’ve really enjoyed driving a Pro Stock car for Ken Black and Summit Racing,” Line said. “I’m not leaving Pro Stock – I’m just going to be working for wins for KB Racing from a different kind of seat.”

Greg Anderson convinced Line to leave Joe Gibbs Racing and NASCAR to come compete with him in the NHRA. Line’s first race was at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.

Since being a driver for KB Racing, he has won 50 races. His last win going into the 2020 season was at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.

“We are very grateful to Jason for all of his contributions as a Summit Racing Pro Stock driver,” Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Events Manager said. “He is a great driver and we’ll miss cheering for him as one of the faces of Team Summit. We’re excited to see what he’s capable of doing in the engine shop and on the dyno to move KB Racing forward.”

Line is a three-time Pro Stock Champion. He won those titles in 2006, 2011, and 2016.

Besides the 50 Pro Stock wins, he also had two Stock Eliminator wins. He also has had 55 No. 1 qualifiers in his career.

“I’m very grateful to Greg Anderson and Ken and Judy Black for giving me the opportunity to drive for so long for the best team in drag racing,” Line said. “Driving a Pro Stock car was for sure a dream of mine as a kid, and winning a Pro Stock championship was something you always hope you’ll achieve but never really imagine will happen.

“I love this class, and it has been a privilege and an honor to be part of it for so long and be able to do so well. It’s the toughest class there is, and I will continue to help KB Racing and Team Summit win as many Wallys as possible.”

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