By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger pilot Ron Capps has won the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. This is the eighth-time he has won a race this season.
The reigning Funny Car champion added to his Funny Car-leading tally with this win. It’s his 58th career win.
“The toughest cars in the Countdown are the ones that didn’t make the Countdown,” Capps said. “We saw that today with Lindberg and Alexis [DeJoria]’s car.
“We fear them more so than we do a lot of the Countdown cars, because you’re trying to race smart. We’re just trying to get as many points as we can get.
Lindberg is now 0-3 in final rounds this season. Capps improved to 8-3 in final rounds this season and 58-53 in final round appearances. He’s 56-52 over his career in Funny Car final rounds.
In prior events, Capps held a 3-1 advantage over the rookie. However, this was the first-time that these two have faced each other in the final round.
Capps and Lindberg were nearly side-by-side off of the starting line. However, past the Christmas tree, Capps pulled away. Lindberg made up some ground around the 330 mark, but Capps held on for the win.
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