Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster and a 48-year old resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the nephew of Kalitta Motorsports team owner and drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. Kalitta began his straight-line racing career in the NHRA in 1998 going on to win the Rookie of the Year Award that season. Kalitta has amassed 32 NHRA Top Fuel title trophies in 65 final-round appearances. He has finished in the top ten in Mello Yello championship points in every season of his great career. He was the 1994 USAC National Sprint Car champion. Like his flying Uncle Connie, Kalitta is also involved in the airline business as the president and owner of Kalitta Charters. He is married to Josie. They have a son Mitchell (2/13/01) and a daughter Avery (7/15/03).