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  1. As Courtney Force, John Force Duel, Emotions, Intrigue Run High

    Brant James

    John Force is going for his 17th NHRA championship; daughter Courtney is going for her first. As the Countdown winds down and the standings squeeze tighter, the pressure mounts and emotions soar.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  2. How Shirley Muldowney Changed Racing And Paved The Way For Women

    Brant James

    Shirley Muldowney faced a firestorm of opposition when she broke into the NHRA ranks, but through dogged determination, she won three series championships and changed the face of racing forever.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  3. espnW -- Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria off to fast start with t...

    Brant James

    Enjoying a breakout season with two wins already, Alexis DeJoria would like nothing more than to notch the milestone 100th win for women in NHRA.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  4. New look drives results

    Alexis DeJoria

    To say the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has started out on a good note for our Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car team would be an understatement. For those that have been following my career, you may be surprised to see me in ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. Happy 31st, Ashley Force Hood!


    Happy birthday, Ashley Force Hood! The first woman to win an NHRA Funny Car race turns 31 today. The daughter of 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force, Force Hood began her racing career in 2004 as a Top Alcohol Dragster and won three of the sea...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  6. espnW -- Women are making inroads in NHRA

    Melissa Isaacson

    Since the days of Shirley Muldowney, women have gravitated to the NHRA and thrived competing side-by-side with men. Now, if they could just get some attention for it.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  7. Dream is reality in Body Issue

    Courtney Force

    Surprise! I'm in the 2013 ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue, and what a ride it's been. I was originally approached last season, my rookie year in Funny Car, to be in the Body Issue but made the decision to turn it down. At the time, the start of 201...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. Funny Car drag racer Courtney Force strips down in 2013 Body Issu...

    Morty Ain

    Funny Car drag racer Courtney Force talks about her experience posing nude in ESPN The Magazine's 2013 Body Issue.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  9. espnW -- Courtney Force wanted to give dad, John, Father's Day of...

    Heather Burns

    Did NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force give dad, John, a victory on Sunday as Father's Day gift?

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  10. espnW: NHRA legend John Force blurs lines between father and boss...

    Kate Fagan

    In the first family of drag racing, John Force is a father and a boss to his daughters Courtney and Brittany.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  11. Honored to fly with Blue Angels

    Courtney Force

    So many amazing things have happened with just a couple weeks off in between races. I took a flight at speeds over 700 miles per hour, which is twice the g-forces and speed that I'm used to in a Funny Car. I was also recognized as rookie of the year...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. Season starts with a win!

    Courtney Force

    Starting out the 2013 race season as a sophomore driver in the Funny Car category, I was surprisingly more nervous than when I started my rookie season at the Winternationals. The first race of the season is at my home track in Pomona, Calif., so it ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  13. Celebrating NHRA offseason with a tropical trip

    Courtney Force

    A couple of weeks ago our race team closed out a great season in Pomona, Calif. We finished in fifth overall in Funny Car and I won rookie of the year while my team was awarded the Full Throttle Hard Working Crew Award. It was a great way to finish ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  14. Thankful for a successful rookie season

    Courtney Force

    I wrapped up my rookie season in Funny Car with the Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Cailf., last weekend. The race, which was on my home track, was full of excitement. I had fun promoting the race at the annual La Verne NHRA Fan Fest with my dad and sis...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  15. Family, superstition parts of Funny Car success

    Courtney Force

    Coming off an amazing weekend in Seattle, where I got my first win in Funny Car, I look back over a week later and still can't believe what we accomplished. Winning in only our 15th race of the season in my rookie year, and having to take out a few c...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  16. My first Funny car win!

    Courtney Force

    Being that I'm in my rookie year, I still have a lot to learn, but I've been having a lot of fun in the process. Being able to go out and be full time on the NHRA circuit with Traxxas on the side of my race car, and racing against my dad, is a dream...

    Blog | August 07, 2012