NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Pre-Race Report

Driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Event Highlights:

  • 2017 event champion
  • 2014 No. 1 qualifier

Overall zMAX Dragway stats:

  • Four-time winner
  • One No. 1 qualifier

2022 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


  • 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 title
  • Reset the zMAX Dragway Funny Car speed record when he drove his NAPA Supra to a 335.07 mph pass during the Fall 2022 event
  • Announced 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 Toyota

Fan 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.”