|NHRA Epping Event Highlights:
- Two-time event champion (2014, 2016)
- 2016 No. 1 Qualifier
2017 Epping Recap:
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Jeff Diehl in E1, Bob Tasca III in E2; defeated by Courtney Force in E3)
Last event (Norwalk):
Qualified second; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jeff Diehl in E1; defeated by J.R. Todd in E2)
2018 Season Statistics:
15 round wins; ranked sixth in points
519 races; 59 wins (one Top Fuel); 21 No. 1 qualifiers
- Leads the Funny Car class in number of victories at Epping (two): 2014, 2016
- Capps’ Dodge Charger R/T will feature a patriotic livery to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
- NAPA continues to be a committed partner to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) which serves United States military personnel experiencing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). To date, the NAPA family has donated more than $10 million to IFHF
“We are very lucky on our NHRA circuit to have races like the one we’re going to this weekend at New England Dragway. When they first announced that we were going back to the east coast/Boston-area, it brought a big smile to my face because as a kid growing up in California I read about the history of that facility as well as the racers from that area.
“As far as the race itself, it’s an unbelievable track to both drive on and for the crew chiefs to apply their magic to catapult these nitro funny cars down at unbelievable times and speeds. As far as off the track and leading up to the race, I’ve always had a huge relationship with our NAPA customers and fans from the Maine, Massachusetts, and of course the New Hampshire area. You could tell from the first year we came back to New England Dragway just how passionate these race fans are by the line leading into the race track as well as the packed grandstands and pit area.
“We’ve had great success with our NAPA AUTO PARTS team, winning the New England Nationals two times and setting the track record, so we can’t wait to get started on Friday and try to do it again.”
On the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:
“One cool thing I really look forward to every year is being able to not only support but also run a special paint scheme with NAPA and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and this year, we’re getting to run it at the New England Nationals.
“Our NAPA team is extremely proud to run this year’s paint scheme at Epping to not only celebrate Independence Day weekend, but also to celebrate the NAPA family that as of now, has helped to raise more than 10 million dollars for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. That makes us all very proud.”
Driver of the Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger R/T