What Is a Tire Speed Rating?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Are you looking to buy tires for your vehicle? You have a wide range of choices to consider, as there are many different types of tires on the market.

Some of the differences between various tires can be glaringly obvious. For example, you’re not likely to confuse a tire made for city driving with a rugged, knobby tire designed for off-road use. However, there are other differences that can be less obvious to many drivers. One such difference involves tire speed rating. Understanding what this metric is and the role that it plays is important to choosing the right tire for your vehicle and your lifestyle, as tire speed rating can have implications that affect vehicle safety.

Tire Speed Rating 101

Your tires keep your car connected to the road and provide the traction you need to maintain control of the vehicle. Tires are designed to deliver optimal performance within certain speed limits, and once a certain speed is exceeded, the tire’s performance usually begins to diminish.

A tire’s speed rating indicates the fastest speed that it can handle before its performance begins to suffer. If you exceed a tire’s speed rating, you may experience diminished traction, which can make it more difficult to maintain control of the vehicle and may create conditions that increase the likelihood of an accident.

A tire’s speed rating isn’t the only factor to consider in deciding how fast you want to drive. Of course, the speed limit is perhaps the most relevant factor in play, but you should also consider that tire condition, tire pressure, terrain and weather may affect the speed at which you can safely travel.

How Is Tire Speed Rating Measured?

Tires are rated using designations of one or two characters. Each designation indicates the top speed at which the tire can safely travel, and the first character is always a letter of the alphabet.

At the bottom end is the A1 designation, which indicates a maximum speed of 3 mph. At the other end of the spectrum is the Y designation, which indicates a speed capability of up to 186 mph. Two of the most common speed ratings are S (112 mph) and T (118 mph), which are common among personal use sedans and vans. In some cases, a tire’s size information will include the letters ZR. This indicates that the tire is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 186 mph.

Where Is the Tire’s Speed Rating Located?

If you want to find your tire’s speed rating, there are a few places you can look. The rating can often be found in the owners manual or on the glove box door. It may also be listed on the hatch of your car’s gas tank or on the driver-side door jamb.

Finally, you can check your tire’s sidewall to find its speed rating. The rating is typically the very last item in a sequence of characters that indicates your tire’s size code.

Here’s an example that should help to put it all together. Let’s say you check your tire’s sidewall and see the following sequence:

2015/60R15 91H

The tire speed rating is represented by H, the final character in the sequence.

Since a tire’s speed rating can affect vehicle performance and safety, it’s important to choose the right one for your vehicle in particular. Even if you’re not in the market for new tires anytime soon, it’s a good idea to check your vehicle’s current tires so you have a better understanding of the speeds at which you can drive safely.

Check out all the tire gauges available on NAPA Online, or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on tire speed rating, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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What does an EGR Position Sensor do for your engine?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The EGR position sensor detects the movement and position of the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve pintle. The EGR pressure sensor detects exhaust gas flow through the EGR passage.

Where are these sensors located?

EGR Valve Position SensorCheck out all the sensors products available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on the EGR position sensor, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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Sweet to Enter Championship Weekend with 46-Point Lead after Trouble at Kokomo

Monday, October 26th, 2020

With only one race on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule last week, Brad Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) team put all their focus on the one-day show at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday.

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The No. 49 team unloaded a strong NAPA AUTO PARTS car for Sweet. With 44 cars making a timed lap in qualifying, Sweet set quick time and was the only car to post a lap under 11 seconds. This lined him up on the Pole in the third heat race of the evening. Sweet held on to the lead on the initial start of the ten-lap race but fell back to second on a restart with eight laps remaining. The runner-up finish in the heat race moved Sweet to the Fast Pass Dash, where he was given the eighth-place starting position in the random draw. Sweet gained four positions to place himself fourth in the lineup for the 40-lap Feature event.

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When the feature went green, Sweet settled into fifth after losing a spot to Aaron Reutzel early on. With a fast car under him, Sweet made his way inside the top three by lap 20. The top-two Championship Point Contenders, Sweet and Logan Schuchart, were battling it out for third with nine laps remaining. Schuchart grabbed the position before the caution flag waved on lap 35. After the restart, the No. 49 car began to smoke and slow on track. Sweet continued to get all he could out of it, taking the checkered flag with smoke still barreling from his NAPA AUTO PARTS car. After a strong showing, the mechanical issues ultimately relegated Sweet to an 11th-place finish at Kokomo Speedway.

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“The NAPA AUTO PARTS car was fast all day,” said Sweet. “My guys did a great job preparing a car that had speed from the get-go and putting us in a position to have a good starting spot. We had what we needed but just had some issues there at the end. It’s unfortunate, especially at this point in the season, but you can’t let it get you down. We’ll be ready to go at Charlotte.”

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While Saturday’s finish allowed Schuchart to close the points gap, Sweet still holds a 46-point advantage with only two races remaining. The KKR team also holds the top spot in Team Championship point standings with a 30-point lead over Jason Johnson Racing.

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Teams will have this weekend off as they prepare for the ‘Last Call’ on Nov. 6 and 7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion will be crowned.

Start / Finish: 4 / 11
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 7056 pts. (+46)

Next Race: Nov. 6-7, The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC
How to Watch or Listen:

Brad Sweet: @BradSweet49
Kasey Kahne Racing: @KKRdirt

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5 Diesel Fuel Filter Replacement Tips

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Your diesel-powered vehicle is most likely equipped with a fuel filter — a part that must be changed out regularly per your owners manual. Diesel fuel filter replacement ensures that water and debris doesn’t pass through to contaminate and potentially damage a vehicle’s injection system.

Diesel Fuel Filter Replacement Tips

Always reference your owners manual for change intervals for all parts, including diesel fuel filters. Most vehicles have one filter, but some newer trucks have two: primary and secondary filters. Typically, both are sold together, which ensures you have the right replacement parts based on your vehicle’s make, model and model year. Here’s how to replace your diesel fuel filter.

Step 1: Assemble the tools. You’ll need a few tools to complete the job, beginning with gloves and an eye shield for yourself. A catch bucket, such as an oil pan, is ideal to hold the drained fuel, which you can take to your local recycling center or back to the store where you purchased it (if they accept the material). You’ll also need a nut driver or flat-head screwdriver as outlined in the manual’s replacement instructions.

own photoStep 2: Locate the filter(s). Fuel filters are usually accessible from either the engine’s top side or underneath. In some engine compartments, removing the fender well liner makes this job easier. The well is held in place by snap fasteners, so they’re easy to remove. If your diesel engine also contains an integrated water-in-fuel sensor, it must be removed from the old filter and installed in the new one. Be sure to check with the manufacturer or a repair manual on how to do so.

Step 3: Remove and replace the filter. Use a wrench or socket to loosen the filter’s cap. Next, detach the filter from the cap or lift it from its housing. Find the “O” ring on the cap, and separate it from the housing with a flat-head screwdriver. You won’t need to keep the old ring as your replacement filter comes with a new one. Lubricate the housing and slip the new “O” ring in place. Then, insert the new filter into the cap, and place it in the housing. Hand-tighten the filter, then follow with a torque wrench to secure. Don’t forget to replace the drain plug.

Step 4: Locate the second filter. Typically, a secondary filter is located on top of the engine, which means the primary one is found on the driver frame rail, midway along the chassis. Remove and replace the filter, but leave the fuel in place. Repeat the process outlined with the primary filter.

Step 5: Prime the fuel system. Before you drive your vehicle, you’ll want to prime the system. This typically involves cycling the system multiple times to purge it of air and draw in fuel. Reference your owners manual for vehicle-specific directions.

Changing your diesel fuel filter per the manufacturer’s interval recommendations will help keep your vehicle running optimally. If you don’t change your filter, engine performance will degrade, which could lead to pricey fuel system repairs.

Check out all the fuel filters available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on diesel fuel filter replacement, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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Vehicle Security Tips: Vehicle Vandalism Rates Double On Halloween

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Those of us who care about our cars and trucks take special care to make sure they’re not damaged. Still, parking outside is a reality for many drivers who don’t have the luxury of garage space. Vehicles parked outside should be secured as well as possible to avoid theft and vandalism, especially on Halloween. A new report shows that vehicle vandalism claims nearly double on October 31, compared to the average day.

Highway Data Loss Institute (HLDI), an insurance industry-funded research organization, reviewed claims over a five year period and found that vandalism claims spiked to 80% above the average rate on Halloween. HLDI reports an average cost per claim of more than $1,500.

Be Prepared

If you have access to secure space to store your vehicle tonight, be sure to use it. If not, these vehicle security tips arm you with some KNOW HOW to keep your precious car or truck safe on this ominous night and all year long.

  1. Park in a well-lit area but away from foot traffic if possible. Vandals and thieves are opportunists. If your vehicle is out of the way, it’s less likely to become a target in the first place.
  2. Be sure to take your valuables with you. Removing small items from plain view is wise, too. Even a sunglasses case, some loose coins or a stray phone cable can attract trouble.
  3. Lower your antenna. “Park” your windshield wiper arms. Along with side mirrors, parts like these that extend from the vehicle are targets for damage by vandals.
  4. Always lock your doors.
  5. Install an alarm or use a steering wheel lock.

If vandals or thieves do strike–on Halloween or any other day–respond quickly by calling local law enforcement. And if you carry comprehensive insurance on your vehicle, make an insurance claim. If you decide to repair your vehicle yourself, parts including headlight lenses, taillight lenses, mirrors, wipers and antennas are all available from NAPA Auto Parts.

Check out all the maintenance parts available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on vehicle security tips, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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Tips for Running Air Compressor Lines in a Garage

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

If you’re a regular DIYer looking to level up your operation, there are a number of upgrades to consider for your workspace. Running air compressor lines in a garage will definitely make a difference in efficiency and allow you to increase the scope of potential projects. However, installing a pneumatic system is an involved process, so you need to make sure you’re doing it safely.

Air to the Home Running Air Lines in a Garage

Air-driven power tools take a lot of effort out of manual labor and increase work speed exponentially. The system can also be used with a multitude of compatible tools, making it a versatile solution. Impact wrenches make tire installation and removal a breeze, while air hammers can help dislodge stuck parts without breaking a sweat, and nail guns bring projects together quickly and single-handedly. When developing a plan for your workspace, first think about why you need pneumatic power. Consider all the air tools you use and how often you use them. This information will help guide your system design and component choices.

Pressure Points

The centerpiece of any pneumatic system is the air compressor, so make sure you’re purchasing one that fits your needs and will last a long time. The main thing you want to look at is the CFM (cubic feet per minute) and PSI (pounds per square inch) that the compressor provides. Also, consider these questions: How important is noise control? Do you want built-in protections? What’s the energy usage? What capacity tank do you need? Are you looking for an oil-free pump? How much maintenance will it require? Carefully think through all operational aspects before picking the right compressor for you.

Fitting In

Installing the correct lines, couplings and fittings properly is about more than just efficiency; it’s about safety. These systems are under a lot of pressure and using the wrong materials (such as PVC lines) or mistakes in plumbing could have serious consequences. Look for strong materials like black iron schedule 40 pipe. Other options include copper pipe, extruded aluminum pipe, or even schedule 10 stainless steel pipe. It’s easy enough to purchase the materials yourself, but it’s highly advisable to seek a professional’s help to ensure that everything goes together as it should and is properly tested before being put to use.

Water World

One major consideration is inevitable water accumulation. Over time, moisture will damage system components, reduce efficiency and damage attached tools and whatever you’re using the tools on. Any pneumatic system must, at minimum, have a way to drain water and mitigate these potential problems down the road. It affects the layout and plumbing angles, as well as what fittings and other system safeguards to put in place.

If you’re installing a pneumatic system yourself, make sure to carefully read all the literature that comes with each component, get a solid background knowledge on installation and be ready to perform maintenance as needed on the system and your attached tools. If you’re ready for the undertaking, having compressed air at your fingertips will make most of your DIY jobs much easier.

Check out all the air line products available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on running air compressor lines in a garage, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

Photos courtesy of Blair Lampe.

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5 Automotive Fads From the Past

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Each decade seems to bring with it its own automotive fads that were very popular at the start but taper off by the end. Relive these five automotive fads you may remember from the 1950s to today.

1950s: Curb Feelers

In post-World War II America, tall curbs were plentiful and varied from place to place. Misjudging how you parked wouldn’t just scuff up your tires; it could scrape or dent your bumpers and bodywork. Suddenly, car owners who wanted to preserve their vehicle’s aesthetic created a market for curb feelers. Curb feelers are made with coiled springs, so they make a scraping sound when they meet the curb but won’t break off. Even with lower curbs today, it’s easy to damage your rims. Maybe this fad should make a comeback.

1960s: Muscle Cars

John Z. DeLorean, chief engineer for General Motors’ now-defunct Pontiac brand, took a base two-door midsize sedan, added a 325-horsepower V8 engine and a floor-shifted manual transmission, and the 1964 Pontiac GTO was born. Within a year or two, most manufacturers were doing the same thing, creating a class of vehicles known as “muscle cars.” Insurance surcharges, emissions regulations and fuel prices killed them for a time, but today’s muscle cars have more horsepower, better handling, improved brakes and are all-around superior cars than the original models from the 1960s — although nostalgia often finds us clamoring for cars of yesteryear.

1970s: Opera WindowsOpera Window Automotive Fad

When the horsepower party was over, Detroit automakers swung wildly the other way, opting for near baroque luxury. The defining fad was the opera window — a small glass window sunk into the rear pillar of the car — a design that originally died out by the 1930s, with the exception of the porthole top in 1955-57 Ford Thunderbirds. As European and Japanese cars with cleaner designs began to sell more by the end of the 1970s, the opera window became a rolling, mocking meme of ’70s American cars.

1980s: Diesels and Turbos

The 1979 oil crisis sparked a cry of “what are we gonna do?” For people who wanted high mileage and weren’t worried about performance, diesels looked like the answer. For those who wanted performance as well, turbochargers seemed a good idea. Both were good ideas, but their execution was a problem.

Mercedes-Benz made diesel engines that could last for one million miles, but when General Motors did it, the results were catastrophic — engine failures were traced to GM’s attempts to cut development and build costs. Turbochargers of the ’80s had high failure rates, too. Forty years later, turbos with improved technology are now widely used and very reliable, while diesels remain rare due to emissions concerns.

1990s/2000s: Fast and Furious Tuner Cars

The hot-rodding scene of the 1940s and ’50s came back to life in the 1990s in the tuner scene, where people tweaked their car’s performance — everything from chip modifications to engine swaps, plus some excessive exhaust systems. In this case, art imitated life; illegal street racing of the modified cars provided inspiration for 2001’s “The Fast and The Furious,” which is still a thriving film franchise 20 years later.

Over the past 60 years, automakers and car enthusiasts have had some good ideas, some bad, some ahead of their time and some that still endure. But innovation is one of the great things about this industry — no matter if it’s genius or goofy, cars will continue to burn doughnuts around our lives, from our first car to our last.

Check out all the performance parts available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on automotive fads and automotive history, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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Removing Oil Stains From Concrete

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Few things are more satisfying than completing a DIY job on your car or changing its oil yourself. That is, until you look down and see chemicals and oil all over your clothes, your concrete driveway or your garage floor. Don’t fret, though — here are some tips for removing oil stains from concrete.

Removing oil stains from concreteSoak Up the Liquid

First of all, act quickly. The longer the oil sits on any surface, the harder it will be to remove. If you have a cat, you can use their kitty litter to soak up what’s still liquid. If you don’t have a cat, just run down to the store and buy a bag. Pour the litter right onto the puddle and allow it to sit for about half an hour, then scoop up the litter. You’ll see it has absorbed most, if not all, of the surface oil.

Remove the Oil Stain

After the excess liquid has been absorbed, you’re down to the stain. Here are some of the most popular methods for removing oil stains from concrete:

  • Detergent and a Scrub Brush: Odds are good that all you’ll have to do is run into the kitchen and grab dish detergent and a scrub brush. Pour the detergent onto the oil, let it sit for a minute and then start scrubbing. Rinse it off with water from a bucket or hose and, if necessary, repeat. A sponge can be handy, too — it can help soak up the grease as it breaks down.
  • Cola: The soft drink has acids that can break down the grease in the stain. Pour it onto the stain, give it a minute for the acids to get to work and then scrub the stain with a brush and rinse with either a garden hose or a pressure washer.
  • Bleach: One more item you probably have on hand that will save you a run to the store is bleach. As with the cola, use the bleach first, then follow up with a good blast of water.
  • Concrete and Driveway Cleaners: There are also specially formulated concrete and driveway cleaners available. Just follow the instructions on the package.
  • Poultice: If you’re more the natural, organic type, you can use a poultice, which is a soft, moist mass, typically made of plant material, herbs or cloth, that’s used to relieve soreness and inflammation. In the 19th century, doctors thought they could use it to draw infection out of the body. Not so much. But it will draw oil and grease away from concrete, soaking them up without using chemicals.
  • Microorganism-Based Stain Remover: You can also find oil stain removers that are microorganism based. The microorganisms eat the oil, and when it’s all gone, they simply die off.

Whichever approach you take, a good hosing down of the driveway is the right way to finish. You can use your garden hose with the old trick of turning the water up to full force and placing your thumb partly over the opening for a more powerful spray. Alternatively, you could use a pressure washer, which has the necessary strength to wash away dirt, grime and chemicals.

Check out all the pressure washers available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on removing oil stains from concrete, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

Photos courtesy of Mike Hagerty.

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Frame Coating Options to Keep Your Vehicle Protected

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep your vehicle’s undercarriage as clean and corrosion-free as a new car? You can, but that involves covering it up. Sometimes known as undercoating, frame coating prevents rust from eating away at your frame, gas tank and other critical components.

4 Types of Frame CoatingMercedes undercarriage

You have a few options when coating your vehicle’s frame. Your choice will depend on what you have available, your DIY skill level and the visual effect you’re trying to achieve:

  • Paint: Paint is probably the oldest, most tried-and-true method of coating your frame. Hot-rodders and custom car owners were doing this back in the 1940s. Even if the frame has already developed some surface rust, you just need to sand it down, prep it with primer and then paint it to prevent rust from forming again. Restorers favor gloss and semi-gloss black, but gray or silver are also popular, and other colors like red or orange are not unusual.
  • Chrome: Custom cars, show cars and low-riders use chrome on the frame and critical components. This not only provides protection but is also visually appealing. The biggest downside is that any damage or dirt on the chrome is obvious when compared to black paint or other coating. Because it’s a complicated process, chrome plating is best left to a professional shop.
  • Bedliner: The same bedliner used on the inside of pickup truck beds to protect against damage from cargo can be used as a coating on the vehicle’s underside. The downside to this is aesthetics: No matter how you apply it (sprayed on or applied with a brush or roller), it’s going to look like bedliner.
  • Undercoating: Undercoatings intended for frame coating are usually sprayed on. Besides protecting the undercarriage and body panels against corrosion, debris and damage, they insulate against sound. Many also offer two textures — a standard spray-on and another that can be painted over, achieving a particular look while also protecting the undercoating.

Whichever option you choose, coating your frame is a great way to protect your vehicle. As your vehicle ages, corrosion on hidden parts can shorten or even end your vehicle’s usable life. A solid frame coating can help to stop corrosion in its tracks.

Check out all the undercoating products available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on undercoating, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

Photos courtesy of Mike Hagerty.

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Ron Capps Records Semifinal Finish in Dallas

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Ron Capps’ NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car was quick and consistent throughout the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, the third-to-last event of the 2020 season. A top-half qualifying effort combined with a semifinal appearance enabled Capps to maintain his ‘top four’ ranking in the Funny Car championship standings.

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Capps clocked a ‘top three’ run during Saturday’s second qualifying round to earn a spot in the competitive quick-half of the field. Starting from fourth, Capps navigated the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat down the Texas Motorplex track in 3.907 seconds to easily defeat Terry Haddock’s tire-smoker in the opening session on Sunday morning. In the quarterfinals, Capps went toe-to-toe with Alexis DeJoria and once again maneuvered his NAPA Dodge to another smooth sub-four second pass, clocking a 3.903 E.T. over his opponent who lost traction as soon as she stood on the throttle. The round-win positioned Capps into a semifinal face-off against teammate and Funny Car point leader Matt Hagan.

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Capps was laser-focused on trailering his teammate which would not only guarantee him a berth to the finals but would have prevented Hagan from collecting more points and widening the margin between him and his teammate. After three stout passes in a row, Capps looked to be in a solid position to thwart Hagan’s championship efforts, but a mechanical gremlin caused Capps’ machine to slow to a 3.958 E.T., and his fellow DSR Dodge Funny Car pilot was able to take the semifinal round win.

35h annual AAA Texas Fall Nationals

Capps maintains his fourth-place ranking as he heads into the final two events of the season, and while he wasn’t able to make up ground in Ennis, a strong showing in Houston next weekend would put the NAPA team right back in the thick of the championship hunt.

35h annual AAA Texas Fall Nationals

“It’s tough to gain points when these cars in front of us keep going rounds,” said Capps, the 2016 Funny Car world champion. “We felt so good from qualifying to run that 3.88 and then the first two rounds we posted back-to-back 3.90 runs. We felt like we had typical Rahn Tobler. We were so quick and consistent, it was almost like a bracket racing car and we really only tried to improve a little bit against (crew chief) Dickie Venables and Matt Hagan and if we got beat, we got beat. For some reason, the car slowed down a little bit and ran 3.95. It’s a major bummer. Those guys are running so well that you have to improve a little bit to outrun them. It’s nice to be back racing so soon when we go to Houston next week, but we’re kind of running out of rounds to make a run for the championship. We’ll head to South Texas and try to make some ground up.”

Start / Finish: Qualified No. 4/ Defeated by Matt Hagan in the semifinals
Points Earned: 61
2020 NHRA Mello Yello Series Points Standing / Total: 4th / 588 pts.

Next Race: October 24-25, Baytown, Texas, Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil
How to Watch or Listen: FS1; NHRA.TV

NAPA Racing:@NAPARacing
Ron Capps: @RonCapps28
Don Schumacher Racing:@ShoeRacing

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