CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2014) –- Ron Capps felt better Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix when he was cheered by more than 3,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS employees and customers. Full Story
(June 21, 2010) - Effective immediately, John Medlen will take over as crew chief on the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Ron Capps in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, announced team owner Don Schumacher today following the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. Medlen came on board with Don Schumacher Racing in March of this year as co-crew chief to Tommy DeLago on the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Matt Hagan. Ed "Ace" McCulloch will continue to be a part of DSR and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge team, and will assist Medlen as well as the crew chiefs on the DieHard Dodge Funny Car and the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Funny Car.
NAPA is proud to continue its NHRA Drag Racing sponsorship in the 2013 NHRA season. NAPA will be the primary sponsor of the NAPA Dodge Charger RT Funny Car driven by Ron Capps and owned by the Don Schumacher Racing Team, one of the elite teams of the NHRA.
Owner Don Schumacher founded his top fuel dragster team in 1998 with his son Tony as the driver. The Don Schumacher Racing organization has since captured top honors in this fast-paced sporting arena, earning an unprecedented four consecutive and five overall NHRA Top Fuel Dragster World Championship titles and one NHRA Funny Car, World Championship crown.
Don Schumacher is a champion in business and in racing. An NHRA Champion driver in the 1970s, “The Shoe” developed a three-car team long before NHRA Drag Racing became a staple on national television. He left racing in 1974 and spent the next 25 years building Schumacher Electric Corp. into the world’s largest supplier of battery chargers. He now directs more than 1,200 employees worldwide from his headquarters in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Schumacher’s business savvy and tireless work ethic have developed Schumacher Electric into a major force in the consumer electronics industry. Schumacher Electric battery chargers, inverters, portable power units and custom transformers can be found on NAPA Auto Parts store shelves.
NAPA’s presence will be seen at all NHRA Full Throttle race events and we look forward to hoisting NHRA’s event winner’s trophy, “the Wally,” with Ron Capps and Don Schumacher Racing!