BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ron Capps raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Capps powered his Dodge Charger R/T to the provisional top spot with a track-record 3.880-second pass at 323.66 mph. Capps is coming off victories as the No. 1 qualifier in New Hampshire and New Jersey. He has 20 top qualifiers in his career and is a three-time Thunder Valley winner.

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