Ron Capps Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Charlotte 1

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Driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Event Highlights:2017 event champion  2014 No. 1 qualifierOverall zMAX Dragway stats:Four-time winnerOne No. 1 qualifier2022 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Recap:
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Dale Creasy Jr., Chad Green in E1, Matt Hagan, J.R. Todd in E2; defeated by John Force, Robert Hight in E3)
Last Event (Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals):
Qualified fourth; First round exit (defeated by Chad Green, Blake Alexander in E1)
2023 Statistics:
Four races; two runner-up finishes; one No. 1 qualifier
Career Statistics:
612 races; 73 wins; 37 No. 1 qualifiers
Noteworthy:The last time Capps competed at zMAX Dragway (2022 NHRA Carolina Nationals), he powered to victory which helped propel him to the 2022 Funny Car series titleReset the zMAX Dragway Funny Car speed record when he drove his NAPA Supra to a 335.07 mph pass during the Fall 2022 eventAnnounced a partnership with Toyota Gazoo Racing North America ahead of the 2022 Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals race weekend; the 2023 event marks the one-year anniversary of Capps’ partnership with ToyotaFan Events:
Capps will join his Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates at the Toyota midway display from 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. on Saturday for a Team Toyota autograph session
“This is always a fun part of the season for me with the back-to-back four-wide events. This early in the year, you’re not necessarily watching the points per se, and these two four-wide races are kind of one-off events that you have to approach differently. I’ve always thought of them as sort of an all-star race because if you can succeed and win a four-wide, you’ve really achieved something.
“At this point, all of the teams are trying to get their tune-ups dialed-in in preparation for Indy and the playoffs later in the year, and ‘Guido’ (crew chief Dean Antonelli) and our NAPA AutoCare team have done a good job of that so far. We’ve got two final rounds, a pole, we’re second in points and we have a race car that can win on any given weekend. You really can’t ask for more than that, so, I’m very pumped to head to zMAX Dragway for our last four-wide race this year. We’ve had a lot of success at zMAX in the past, and we’re in NASCAR country, so we’ll have a lot of Toyota teammates coming to hang with us and of course NAPA Auto Parts isn’t far from Charlotte. It should be a fun weekend with a lot of great support from our sponsors.”

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