DeJoria embracing Countdown spotlight during breakout year

When Alexis DeJoria arrives at Gateway Motorsports Park for the 3rd annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 26-28, she will do so with the hopes of winning her fourth Funny Car race in what has already been a tremendous 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

But appearing in her first Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, DeJoria also has her focus set on winning a world championship title in her 10,000-horsepower Patron XO Café Toyota Camry. That dual focus is one of the major challenges of the Countdown, but DeJoria, who currently is tied for fifth in the Countdown standings, has embraced the additional spotlight the championship race brings. Read More