DC Motorsports Pre-Race Report: Chicago: Alexis DeJoria

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2017 Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1; defeated by Matt Hagan in E2)

Note: NHRA did not compete at Chicago 2020 – 2022; DeJoria did not compete on the NHRA circuit in 2018, 2019

Last Event (Charlotte 1):
Qualified fifth; event runner-up (defeated Matt Hagan, Dale Creasy Jr. in E1, Chad Green, Bob Tasca in E2, Ron Capps, John Force in E3; defeated by Robert Hight in E3)

2023 Statistics:
Five races; one runner-up

Career Statistics:
199 races; six wins; six No. 1 qualifiers


  • The Route 66 NHRA Nationals marks Alexis DeJoria’s 200th professional event. She made history when she became the first female Funny Car driver to enter 100 events in 2016, and is proud to also become the first woman to reach the ‘200 Funny Car events’ milestone
  • While the NHRA last visited Route 66 Raceway in 2019, it has been since 2017 since DeJoria last visited the historic Joliet, Ill. track
  • DeJoria has enjoyed a strong start to the season, which has included a runner-up finish in addition to a pair of semifinal finishes and three No. 2 qualifiers; DeJoria is currently ranked second in the Funny Car point standings

Fan Events:
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – noon, Team Toyota autograph session – Toyota midway display

“Our team is very much looking forward to getting back to Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. Not to mention, it’s my crew chief Del Worsham’s favorite race track. Definitely one of the best facilities on tour. I’ll be competing for the 200th time in my professional career and our race car is on point right now. We’re on the verge of getting our first win of the year. We almost got it done at our last race in Charlotte, and I feel good about our chances this weekend at our first race back in Chicago.”

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