Capps qualifies fifth in Funny Car, Brown third in Top Fuel to lead DSR into Sunday's Winternationals eliminations
Antron Brown's Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Ron Capps' NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T led Don Schumacher Racing through Circle K NHRA Winternationals qualifying heading to Sunday's championship eliminations to start the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Despite a violent explosion and fire on Capps' second run Friday night, the NAPA team led by crew chief Rahn Tobler completed the run in 4.014 seconds at a slowing 304.67 mph after the explosion occurred about 200 feet from the finish line. John Collins, the NAPA team's assistant crew chief, said the run was almost certainly going to reach into the 3-second range.
Capps ended qualifying ranked fifth followed by DSR teammates Jack Beckman No. 8, Tommy Johnson Jr. No. 9 and Matt Hagan No. 10.