Pre-Race Report: Bristol

Alexis DeJoria

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Event Highlights:

  • 2021 event champion and No. 1 qualifier
  • Two-time runner-up (2012, 2023)

2023 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified fifth; Event runner-up (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1, Bobby Bode in E2, Robert Hight in E3; defeated by Ron Capps in E4)

Last Event (Epping):
Qualified ninth; First round exit (defeated by Chad Green in E1)

2024 Statistics:
Seven races; one runner-up finish

Career Statistics:
222 races; six wins, six No. 1 qualifiers


  • Raced to a runner-up finish at the 2023 event
  • DeJoria’s career-first final round occurred during the 2012 Bristol event. Del Worsham, her current crew chief and DC Motorsports co-owner, also served as DeJoria’s lead tuner during her 2012 runner-up
  • 2024 will mark the fifth time that DeJoria and Worsham have raced together at Bristol as a driver/tuner duo. In addition to their 2012 and 2023 runner-ups, the two were also successful in capturing the 2021 Bristol trophy. In 2022, the DC Motorsports team advanced to the semifinals

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session at the Toyota Racing Experience midway
  • Saturday, post-Q4 Bristol Dragway Fanfest in Nitro Alley

“Heading back to Bristol this weekend and I’m looking forward to getting back to a facility where we tend to do very well at. Del (Worsham) and our Bandero team have a set up that has proven to be successful there. We need to continue the consistency and go rounds on Sunday.”