Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ron Capps Just Never Learns

NHRA PowerAde Drag Racing Series Funny Car driver Ron Capps will drive a NAPA-sponsored NASCAR Late Model in the companion event to the NASCAR Camping World Series championship finale in Roseville, Calif., on October 25.

Capps' and his NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car rank seventh in the NHRA championship chase with two races remaining, and he will make his asphalt Late Model debut in a car owned by NASCAR Camping World Series West team owner Bill McAnally. Capps has previously raced Late Models, Sprint cars, Midgets and open-wheeled sports cars in his career, and made Sirius Speedway history by ignoring the Godfather's advice and flipping his car sky-high in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals a few years ago, breaking a bone in his shoulder.

Capps displayed the long-term memory loss caused by that wreck, saying, "Getting a call from Bil McAnally was awesome. I've always watched the team from afar...and the chance to go up there and drive is incredible. I just want to represent my sponsors well and not do anything stupid on the track."

Capps will also serve as Grand Marshall for the event.

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