Bristol: Ron Capps preview

CAPPS TO UNVEIL ADAPTIVE ONE BRAKES FUNNY CAR IN BRISTOL CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 12, 2009) - Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car team will unveil a new one-off NAPA Adaptive One Brakes paint scheme on the car at this weekend's NHRA...

CAPPS TO UNVEIL ADAPTIVE ONE BRAKES FUNNY CAR IN BRISTOL

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 12, 2009) - Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car team will unveil a new one-off NAPA Adaptive One Brakes paint scheme on the car at this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.

Capps, who has led the Funny Car point standings in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series since the first event of the year, is geared up to win a third national event at this facility and his fourth of the season as he aims for his first NHRA Funny Car championship this year. He has faith in his crew chief Ed "Ace" McCulloch and the NAPA Adaptive One Brakes Dodge Funny Car.

"We talked earlier in the season about success breeding confidence," said Capps, Bristol champion in 2001 and 2006. "There's been a lot of confidence built in me as a driver by the success the NAPA team has had so far. We've even brought out new chassis at the start of a race weekend in the past and where a lot of teams might make check-out runs to make sure everything was OK with a brand-new car, we've run it straight to the finish line.

"One would think that the car going consistently down the track may not have anything to do with a driver's confidence at the Christmas Tree or even during the run, but it surely does in our sport. And we felt like we had the car to beat, and the change in attitude and approach of the team and Ace this year is all just a combination of getting an eraser out on the chalkboard and starting from scratch."

Adaptive One Brake Pads are designed to reduce noise and brake dust without sacrificing the "stop-on-a-dime" braking power. During the month of May, NAPA is offering a great rebate of up to $90 on a four-wheel brake job using NAPA's Adaptive One Brake Pads. For all the rebate details, consumers may go to AdaptiveOne.com.

"Any time you have a sponsor that wants to release a new product with your car being painted up to represent that is always nice," said Capps, who holds a solid 119-point margin over the next Funny Car in the standings. "It just shows how exciting the product is, first of all, to your sponsor. To be able to run the colors of Adaptive One Brakes not just as a sticker on the side of the car but as a completely different paint scheme, is a thrill for me.

"I think every team likes to win first time out with a new sponsor and/or paint scheme. We'd like to do that in Bristol," added Capps. "It's a great product. Who doesn't want the brakes on their personal car to not squeak or get dust all over their wheels? Everybody can relate to that."

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