Pre-Race Report: Las Vegas 1

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

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Overall Highlights:

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

2023 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Recap:
Qualified fourth; First round exit (defeated by Chad Green, Blake Alexander in E1)

Last Event (Phoenix):
Qualified No. 11; First round exit (defeated by Blake Alexander in E1)

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


  • Earned victory No. 1 for the Ron Capps Motorsports team when he charged to the winner’s circle during the 2022 Las Vegas 1 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 triumph, Capps also won the 2017 Charlotte event

Fan Events:
9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session, Toyota Racing Experience midway

“This is always a fun week, preparation-wise, to get ready for our first four-wide event. Anytime we get ready to go to a race in Vegas it’s always exciting, and for me, it’s pretty much turned into a home track with all of the friends and family that come out. And on top of that, our first win for Ron Capps Motorsports was right here in Las Vegas at the Four-Wide Nationals in 2022. So, just a lot of great memories throughout the years at this track, and for our RCM organization in particular.

“I talked in Phoenix about how we brought out the new chassis. We’ve got the brand-new GR Supra body that we started the year off with but to bring out the new chassis like we did last weekend and do it under race conditions, is something I talk about with having all of the confidence in the world in (crew chief Dean Antonelli) Guido and our NAPA AutoCare team. I think it’s going to be a huge benefit to us down the road, and I think going to Vegas with the new chassis like we are, it’s a track you don’t have to worry about as far as track surface goes. We’ll get four qualifying runs this weekend, which also helps a ton. So, we’re looking forward to the weekend being a lot of fun and a lot of excitement.”