Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry

The Results:

Q1: 4.336 ET at 226.77 MPH

Q2: 4.198 ET at 301.74 MPH

Q3: 6.573 ET at 107.18 MPH

Q4: 4.082 ET at 306.12 MPH

The Competition:

No. 6 Alexis DeJoria (LC) vs No. 11 qualifier Courtney Force


Alexis DeJoria, Driver

The Patrón XO Cafe team had some pretty good qualifying sessions this weekend. During our last run of the day today, we ran a nice 4.08 which got us back up in the top half of the field with lane choice tomorrow. The car is running well, I’m cutting good lights, and we’ll see what happens tomorrow on race day.


TV Schedule


August 16, 11PM-1AM EST



August 17, 9PM-12AM EST



GNP GN3 6690 Alexis DeJoria posing for a sponsor photo in front of her Patron XO Café Toyota Camry

GNP GN3 6796 A smoky burnout prior to a qualifying run at Brainerd International Raceway

GNP GN3 7013 Crew chief Tommy DeLago backs Alexis up prior to making a qualifying run

GNP GN2 7439 A close up shot of the paint scheme on Alexis’ Patron XO Café Toyota Camry

GNP GN3 7025 Alexis’ husband, Jesse James, looks on as Alexis rolls into the staging beams

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.