This morning on Fox and Friends, Capps said when looking back at the video, it’s hard to believe he escaped with a few minor scratches and bruises.
He was driving at 300 miles per hour when the engine exploded. Capps said he was wearing a protective fire suit at the time.
“You’re used to what you do for a living and the next thing you know, it’s a convertible and there’s a huge ball of flame right in my lap.”
The explosion won’t stop Capps from getting behind the wheel anytime soon. He said he feels safer racing cars than he does while driving his kids to school on the interstate.
GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014) – NHRA officials announced today that its legion of fans will have easier access than ever before to obtain live race updates, results, driver bios, schedules and more with the new release of the NHRA mobile app, set to launch today at 10 a.m.
The new app will be offered in both a 100 percent free version and a premium version. All of the features and capabilities are the same on both versions of the app, but upgrading from NHRA Mobile (free) to NHRA Premium will offer an ad-free mobile experience for the one-time fee of $2.99.
For fans who have the previous paid app, the NHRA Mobile Premium app will be updated free of charge.
The app, designed by Phunware, the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service™, will allow fans to be able to follow all of their favorite NHRA drivers as they compete for Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Fans attending one of the 24 NHRA Mello Yello Series events across the U.S. will be able to get all the information they need right from their phones – at their seats, in the pits or when they are exploring NHRA’s Nitro Alley.
Some of the great features of the new app include: live up-to-the-second timing of all head-to-head pro and sportsman races, real-time pro race results, the option of purchasing the live NHRA Audiocast as an in-app purchase, all the current videos from NHRA’s YouTube page, as well as a live feed from NHRA’s social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The app also will display detailed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event schedules, and make it possible for fans to purchase NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series event tickets, obtain NHRA news, articles and a full race recap from National DRAGSTER and NHRA.com. Fans can also browse pro driver profiles with career stats and driver specific news, check full updated pro points, get timely behind the scenes news and monitor driver blogs. In addition, special sportsman news updates from NHRA.com will be included, as well as an informative section called Inside the NHRA (About Drag Racing, History, Glossary & Info)
Phunware has developed mobile applications for NBC Sports, the NFL, NASCAR, Turner Networks, and E!, among others.
Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), the only fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide. Phunware, The Software of Things™, has introduced category-defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced connected devices for the world’s most respected brands and develops next-generation technologies and solutions that transform how the world interacts with and uses these connected devices. For more information, please visit http://www.phunware.com and follow us on Twitter @phunware.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
ENNIS, Texas (Jan. 31, 2014) – Texas Motorplex will officially kick off the racing season with a two-day bracket racing party Feb. 22-23 with the RacingJunk.com Motorplex Bracket Racing opener.
Electronics and No Electronics categories will be the featured categories for the Motorplex bracket racing season in 2014. Electronics’ winners this season, with a $60 entry, will receive a $1,000 payout. No Electronics’ winners will earn $800 with a $50 entry.
Other categories include: Quick Electronics entry is $75 with $600 to win (when 16 or more cars are entered); Quick No Electronics entry is $75 with $600 to win (when 16 or more cars are entered); Street E.T. for street legal racers will have a $25 entry with $150 going to the winner.
A Motorplex bracket racing season wouldn’t be complete without a Jr. Drag Racing series. There will be three categories including: Jr. Modified 7.90 E.T. – 10.49 E.T.; Jr. Sportsman 10.50 E.T. -20.00 E.T.; Jr. Quick Eliminator. All three categories will have a $20 entry fee.
The first event of the season will feature even more gifts and prizes, courtesy of RacingJunk.com in order to kick off the season with style from the largest online motorsports marketplace.RacingJunk.com is a free ‘one-stop shop’ for those looking to buy, sell, trade, entertain or interact with people throughout the automotive and motorcycle racing and performance communities.
Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.