Friday, May 4, 2018

"16-time NHRA Funny Car Champ" John Force Born - May 4, 1949

May 4, 1949
John Force
Born in Bell Gardens, California, USA.
He is a 16-time Funny Car champion driver and a 20-time champion car owner. Force owns and drives for John Force Racing. He is one of the most dominant drag racers in the sport with 144 career victories. His nickname among several of the drivers, as well as several announcers within the sport of drag racing is "Brute Force", a nickname he earned by his dominating wins during his run of ten straight NHRA championships. He is the father of drag racers Ashley Force Hood, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force. Courtney is married to Indy Car racer Graham Rahal, who is the son of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal.

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Courtney, Brittany, and Ashley Force.

His oldest daughter Adria Hight is the CFO of John Force Racing. Force, his daughters, Courtney, Ashley, and Brittany, and son-in-law Robert Hight are collectively known in drag racing as "The First Family of Drag Racing".

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Ashley Force, John Force, and son-in -law Robert Height signing autographs.

John was featured on A&E's reality show Driving Force with his wife Laurie and three of his daughters Ashley, Courtney, and Brittany.

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