Ron Capps


Throughout the 2017 NHRA season, Ron Capps continuously proved why his NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T prominently displayed ‘No. 1’ on the side. The defending Funny Car champion picked up where he left off from 2016, collecting round wins and event titles along his journey to what he had hoped would be another championship year.


As the team to beat, Capps dominated throughout the NHRA’s ‘regular season,’ winning six events after visiting the final round nine times. Capps ranks second in all-time Funny Car wins with 57 victories. His 58 total wins, which includes his first NHRA title driving a Top Fuel dragster in 1995, rank ninth (tied) among NHRA’s professional categories.


  • Career best points finish: 1st (2016)

  • Career event titles: 58 (Funny Car: 57; Top Fuel: 1)

  • Career final rounds: 112 (FC: 110; TF: 2)

  • Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 21

  • Career best elapsed time: 3.839-secs, (Phoenix, 2017)

  • Career best speed: 333.58-mph (Phoenix, 2017)