Countdown picture in Funny Car a jigsaw puzzle after playoff opener

If Ron Capps learned anything from the inaugural Countdown in 2007, it's that anything can happen -- and it usually does, he writes in his diary.

Updated: September 18, 2008, 5:22 PM ET
By Ron Capps | Special to ESPN.com

This weekend we're in Ennis, Texas, just south of Dallas, at the Texas Motorplex, the first "supertrack" built for the NHRA circuit. And we all wish the residents of the Galveston and Houston areas who were devastated by Hurricane Ike a quick and thorough recovery from the destruction there.

From what we hear, Dallas survived Ike's wrath well, and the race and other sporting events in that city remain on schedule.

This "Dallas" event has been a crucial race in ...

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