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  1. Force joins elite cadre of drag-racing Hall of Famers

    Bill Stephens

    Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Don Prudhomme, Connie Kalitta. The list of legendary drag racers inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is an elite group. Where does newest inductee John Force rank among them? Do you need to ask?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  2. Hight steps up for John Force Racing during eliminations

    Bill Stephens

    Robert Hight may have given John Force Racing a big boost. Tony Schumacher pulled off what few before him have while Dave Connolly and Matt Guidera made the closing round of the Western Swing pay off big, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2008
  3. With a round win finally booked, Toliver may be ready to make noi...

    Bill Stephens

    Jerry Toliver was a power player in the Funny Car ranks not so long ago. With his first-round win behind him and good sponsorship in tow, Don Schumacher Racing's third driver may be about to hit his stride, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2008
  4. Force, Muldowney, Garlits definitely worthy of Top 25 status

    Bill Stephens

    John Force, Shirley Muldowney and Don Garlits. One word comes to mind when these three names are mentioned in one breath: Respect.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2008
  5. Schumacher, Wilkerson, Line hoping to protect points leads at Bri...

    Bill Stephens

    The last stop on the NHRA POWERade circuit produced milestones galore two weeks ago at Madison, Ill. But Bristol Dragway brings a brand-new set of challenges, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008
  6. John Force's eye for talent in the Funny Car ranks is a special q...

    Bill Stephens

    John Force isn't just the NHRA's most prolific winner on the track, he's one of the best talent evaluators off it. That's why his Funny Car team is so often on top, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2008
  7. Wilkerson shaking up Funny Car as class legend John Force hits be...

    Bill Stephens

    Tim Wilkerson campaigns as a single-car owner/driver in the NHRA's Funny Car class. His second win of the season at Gateway on Sunday shows he's ready to run with the "big dogs," writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  8. Force trying to move forward following Medlen's death, his own ne...

    Bill Stephens

    John Force is racing again. But he continues to heal, both physically and emotionally, after losing one of his best friends -- and nearly his own life -- in separate life-altering accidents in 2007, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2008
  9. Al Hofmann, last of the 'tough guy' racers, dies at 60

    Bill Stephens

    Al Hofmann, the belligerent archrival of the NHRA's Funny Car king, John Force, died suddenly on Thursday of a heart attack at age 60.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2008
  10. Tony Pedregon burns hand in dramatic explosion at Pomona

    Bill Stephens

    Tony Pedregon started the 2008 NHRA Funny Car season with a bang -- literally. Fortunately for the defending POWERade champ, only his right hand was burned when his Chevy Impala exploded Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2008
  11. Fuller, Connolly hoping to rebound from postseason knee surgeries...

    Bill Stephens

    John Force casts a large shadow. So large, in fact, that the postseason surgeries of Hot Rod Fuller and Dave Connolly went largely unnoticed because all eyes are on the 14-time champ's rehab following his horrific crash in September, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  12. Tragedy, heartache, injury make 2007 a year to forget for John Fo...

    Bill Stephens

    John Force has already put 2007 behind him. The tragedy. The heartache. 2008 will be a year of renewal for the 14-time Funny Car champ, who vows: "We'll take what we learned and come back stronger than ever."

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2007
  13. Force's injuries take luster off Dixon's Top Fuel win at Texas

    Bill Stephens

    Larry Dixon appears poised to win his first Top Fuel crown since 2003. But that was the furthest thing from Dixon's mind Sunday after John Force's nasty crash at Texas Motorplex, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2007
  14. 2007: A year to forget for John Force Racing

    Bill Stephens

    Eric Medlen's tragic death in Gainesville. Ashley Force's near-tragic blowup in Seattle. And now John Force's bone-breaking hit in Dallas. 2007 is a year to forget for John Force Racing, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2007
  15. Countdown to Four in full swing, but four big names whiffed

    Bill Stephens

    The NHRA's new playoff format got off to a rousing start at Indianapolis, but four of the biggest names in the NHRA started the Countdown to Four in a hole, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2007
  16. Marathon rain delay at Maple Grove doesn't derail Countdown

    Bill Stephens

    Six days and three rain delays later, the Countdown field is set in the NHRA POWERade series. Next up for John Force and the gang: the playoff-opening Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2007