NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Pre-Race Report

Driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Las Vegas 1 Event Highlights:

  • Two-time Las Vegas 1 event champion (2009, 2022)
  • Two-time event runner-up (2006, 2007)
  • 2022 No. 1 qualifier

Note: The Las Vegas 1 four-wide format was first introduced in 2018

Overall Successes from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

  • Six-time winner
  • Four-time runner-up
  • Three-time No. 1 qualifier

2022 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Recap:
Qualified No. 1; Event champion (defeated J.R. Todd, Tim Wilkerson, Jason Rupert in E1, Matt Hagan, J.R. Todd, Bob Tasca in E2, Matt Hagan, Robert Hight, Alexis DeJoria in E3)

Last Event (Pomona 1):
Qualified eighth; Event runner-up (defeated Paul Lee in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2, Bob Tasca in E3; defeated by Matt Hagan in E4)

2023 Statistics:
Three races; two runner-up finishes; one No. 1 qualifier

Career Statistics:
611 races; 73 wins; 37 No. 1 qualifiers


  • Earned victory No. 1 for Ron Capps Motorsports during the 2022 Las Vegas event
  • Is a two-time winner while competing in the unique four-wide style of racing. In addition to his 2022 Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals win, Capps also won the 2017 Charlotte event
  • Advanced to the final round at the two most recent events on tour (Phoenix and Pomona 1) and is currently ranked No. 2 in points

Fan Events:
Capps will join his Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates at the Toyota midway display from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for a Team Toyota autograph session

“Rolling into Vegas for this year’s Four-Wide Nationals has all of us at Ron Capps Motorsports smiling. For one, we’ll be going back as the defending champions of the race. Last year’s event was very, very special for our team. 2022 had a lot of great moments; a lot of ‘firsts,’ and things that we can look back on that we’re very proud of, but the 2022 Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals was where our RCM team got its very first win.

“Vegas has sort of become a home track with my brother (Jon Capps) living there, and everyone in our family making the trip over each Vegas race weekend. They all hang in the Palmer Electric suite, and it just makes it a special place for me to be able to race the car in front of family and friends. That being said, we’re coming off of two final rounds. All of last week I felt pretty bummed that we didn’t get the win (in Pomona), but when you look at the big picture, the way our car ran all day Sunday just shows the reason that we’ve been in the final round at the last two races and how we can bounce back from any adversity. I’m really proud of what our team is doing, we’ve got a great race car, and when you have a great race car, you have confidence as a driver, and confidence is especially key when racing four-wide.”