NHRA Las Vegas 2 Pre-Race Report

Texas NHRA FallNationals

Driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra Funny Car

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 4th (-99)

NHRA Nevada Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Four-time event champion (2001, 2005, 2011-2012)
  • Two-time runner-up (2020, 2021)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2011, 2020)

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Overall Highlights:

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

2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Campbell in E1; defeated by Bob Tasca in E2)

Last Event (Dallas):
Qualified fourth; First round exit (defeated by Alex Laughlin in E1)

2023 Statistics:
19 races; three wins, four runner-up finishes, two No. 1 qualifiers

Career Statistics:
627 races; 76 wins, 37 No. 1 qualifiers


  • The second-year team owner/driver begins the weekend ranked fourth in the standings after powering to a runner-up finish in St. Louis and semifinal finish in Reading, Pa. Capps begins the weekend with a 99-point margin separating him from the No. 1 ranked driver
  • Capps is seeking his third consecutive Funny Car championship and fourth overall
  • Capps clinched his first win as an NHRA team owner at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he raced to victory at the 2022 Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals to earn his first of eight wins for Ron Capps Motorsports

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“Here we are, same conversation. Headed to Vegas, two races to go and another chance to win a world championship. Obviously, we would have liked to have been positioned better in the points going into this weekend, but it makes me extremely proud that our NAPA AutoCare team has put our Toyota Supra in a position to win a championship pretty much every season, and you can’t ask for more than that as a driver. And surely, you can’t ask for any more than that as a team owner. So, we’re excited to go to Vegas and try and move up in the points. There’s a lot that has to happen, and Vegas is one of those tracks that can be very unpredictable. For the fans, it’ll be very exciting and for us racers, it’s going to be nail-biting time, but, we love that.”