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Funny car driver visits Thursday

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NAPA Chiefland hosts Ron Capps

The National Hit Rod Association driver Ron Capps, who drives the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, will visit the Chiefland NAPA store on Thursday, March 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Capps is currently No. 1 in the NHRA funny car standings this season after finishing just 2 points behind the winner in 2012. It was his fourth 2nd place finish. 

He will be available to sign autographs and there will be door prizes and food. The store is located at 1512 N.W. 5th St.

In 2012, Capps had wins at Atlanta, Bristol, Brainerd, Charlotte 2, Las Vegas 2; ran quickest elapsed time ever in Funny Car at 3.964 at Englishtown; ran career best speed of 320.89 mph at Englishtown, according to the NHRA website.

Capps will be racing at the 44th Annual NHRA Gatornationals Thursday through Sunday, March 14-17, at Gainesville Raceway.