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Todd gets first Indy win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

During the off-season, J.R. Todd took over the DHL Funny Car from veteran driver Del Worsham. He struggled, but seems to have found his way, as of late.

Todd has won two of the last four races. He went 3.949 at 325.53 mph in his DHL Toyota Camry to get the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Wally at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

J.R. Todd (Photo by the NHRA)

J.R. Todd (Photo by the NHRA)

He bested reigning Funny Car Champion Ron Capps in the final round. He went 3.923 at 325.61 mph in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger.

This is the first-time that Todd has won the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

“This was where it all started for me in Jr. Dragsters,” Todd said. “I remember watching Capps as a kid and now I raced him in the final round of Indy. It’s too surreal. Like Torrence said, you win Indy and you know you’ve beaten the best in the sport. Ron Capps and those guys out there are the best in the sport.”

This was the first-time that Capps made it to the U.S. Nationals final round. He’s now 56-52 in Funny Car Final rounds.

He’s 6-3 in final rounds this season.

Like Capps, this was Todd’s first final round at Lucas Oil Raceway. He previously won the NHRA Sonoma Nationals back in July.

He’s now 11-10 dating back to his Top Fuel days in final rounds.

Prior to this final round, Capps had a 2-0 advantage. However, this was the first-time that they faced each other in final rounds.

Todd had the starting line advantage and then extended his lead down the track. He won by 0.0297, or approx. 14 feet.

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