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Jeff Arend
0.087 | 4.48 | 233.24
Ron Capps
0.081 | 4.249 | 310.48
Capps has 10 wins and five losses in prior competition against Arend. They most recently met in the first round in Atlanta in May, with Capps winning that round. Capps was runner up here in 1999 and 2000. Arend won here in 1996.

Capps launched and struck the tires off the starting line. He backed off the throttle, pedaled it and got out of the groove, trailing Arend at 660 feet. But then Arend's car starting losing parts, letting Capps get by for the win. Capps will race Beckman in round two and Beckman will have lane choice.