Reading: Ron Capps preview

CAPPS, NAPA, DSR SUPPORT SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® WITH UNIQUE DESIGN IN READING BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 6, 2010) - NAPA AUTO PARTS is tipping its hat to everyone who is raising awareness about breast cancer with a special October promotion.

CAPPS, NAPA, DSR SUPPORT SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® WITH UNIQUE DESIGN IN READING

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 6, 2010) - NAPA AUTO PARTS is tipping its hat to everyone who is raising awareness about breast cancer with a special October promotion. Driver Ron Capps and Don Schumacher Racing are joining the cause by running a distinctive Susan G. Komen for the Cure® body design on the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger Funny Car at this weekend's 26th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.

During the month of October, NAPA All Out for the Cure® limited edition hats will be available for purchase at a participating NAPA AUTO PARTS store or NAPA AutoCare Center for just $3.99. The sale of each hat benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A minimum donation of $250,000 from NAPA to the cause will help research efforts as the search for the cure continues.

"It's really cool for us to be able to run the Susan G. Komen for the Cure body in Reading," said Capps, who is in the Countdown to the Championship battle for his first Funny Car crown in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. "It's obviously something that is close to NAPA's heart. We ran a similar design for the first time last year and people are still talking about it and making comments about the fact that we help promote a great cause.

"The paint scheme this year is really neat. I've already seen some of the hats and merchandise and I think the fans are going to love them, and all the profits are going to such a great cause.

"I know many fans either know someone who has been affected by breast cancer or have been affected themselves. So, it makes me personally proud to help support Susan G. Komen for the Cure."

Capps, in his 31 career victories in 64 final rounds, has never won at Maple Grove Raceway, located just outside of Reading, Pa., and is looking for his second season win this weekend as he aims to move up in the point standings from seventh place. Three races remain in the playoffs.

"The Reading race seems to be pivotal every year for the championship," said Capps, "even before the Countdown was in place. It's a very fast track. It's located in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, with a lot of trees around it which produce a lot of oxygen, and these 8000-horsepower cars love that. You can truly take one of the quickest rides you'll ever take in a Funny Car at this track, so you'd better be ready.

"There is no doubt in my mind that this race is going to play a large role in the championship hopes of drivers in pretty much every pro category. You'd better have your act together there because it's a track that could produce a lot of power."

-source: dsr

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Drivers Ron Capps , Don Schumacher