May 18, 2015

Following up on his title win at the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston three weeks ago, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Ron Capps drove his new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T to a runner-up finish at this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The DSR team has put at least one of their four 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car entries into the championship round of eliminations at six of seven events this season thus far, and Capps has been in four of them, come away with two wins, and following Sunday’s runner-up result, retains the Funny Car points lead with a 21 points over teammate and defending NHRA Funny Car world champion, Matt Hagan.

"Sure, we want to want; we expect to win,” said Capps of the 44th runner-up finish of his career with the loss to title winner Tim Wilkerson. “But when you take a step back and look to see, it was a great weekend for our Dodge. It was a great team effort with great job by (Crew Chief Rahn) Tobler and all the guys. This was much like when we looked at the (elimination) ladders before we won at Gainesville (Fla.) and Houston this year and the guys we had to beat were some of the best out here."

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