Day: September 6, 2020

Capps, Langdon, Anderson, Smith lead

From Autoweek

Coming off his first career win at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, veteran Funny Car driver Ron Capps stayed hot, racing to the No. 1 spot during Friday’s opening qualifying session of the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals.

Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the sixth race of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It also marks the fourth straight race at Lucas Oil Raceway since the NHRA season restarted in July.

Capps went 3.895-seconds at 330.63 mph in his 11,000-horsepower NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat under the lights, putting him in position to pick up his 25th career No. 1 qualifier and first of the year. He was also the only driver to eclipse 3.9 seconds on Friday, giving the 65-time

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