Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals

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Editors: Please note, Alexis DeJoria is racing a one-weekend-only hot pink, gold leaf and matte-black livery on her 10,000 horsepower Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry, in honor of national Breast Cancer Awareness month and the ‘Free Mammograms for the Fans’ program presented by Alexis DeJoria Racing

The Results:

  • Q1: 4.175 ET at 286.32 MPH
  • Q2: 4.076 ET at 308.35 MPH
  • Q3: 6.650 ET at 99.44 MPH
  • Q4: 4.077 ET at 304.53 MPH

The Competition:

No. 9 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 8 Tommy Johnson Jr.


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

“We were fairly consistent during qualifying here at the NHRA Toyota Nationals. We didn’t run any amazing numbers like we had wanted to, but we got in the show and we’re going into tomorrow with a consistent race car that we know can go rounds on race day.”

“On a separate note, I’d like to thank all the women that came out to support the ‘Free Mammograms for the Fans’ program and got checked. We still have another full day of mammogram screenings tomorrow at Nevada Health Centers’ mammovan, parked behind the Kalitta Motorsports pit area.”

TV Schedule:


  • November 2, 2AM-3AM EST
  • November 2, 1PM-2:30PM EST (Re-Air)



  • November 2, 6PM-9PM EST


About Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria, daughter of the famed John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and proud owner of Tequila Patrόn, is a professional NHRA race car driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives the Patrόn XO Cafe-sponsored 2014 Toyota Camry. Alexis, who had all the opportunity in the world to pursue any type of career, felt strongly about following her passion, and her need for adrenaline drove her to pursue the unlikely profession of auto-racing. The determination to ‘blaze her own trail’ continues to drive her and push her to higher levels in male dominated sport of drag racing.

About Kalitta Motorsports
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with five world championships and over 50 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.