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NHRA drag-racing legend John Force teams with Chevrolet
NHRA drag-racing legend John Force teams with Chevrolet

Legendary drag racer John Force, securing a badly needed auto-manufacturing sponsor for his four-car team, said Thursday he signed a multi-year deal with Chevrolet. The announcement came three weeks before the National Hot Rod Assn. opens its season with the Circle K Winternationals in Pomona on Feb. 5-8. Force, 65, is a record 16-time champion in the sport's funny car class and one of drag racing's most popular drivers. Funny cars and top-fuel dragsters are the NHRA's two elite, 300-mph divisions. Force's Yorba Linda-based team has two other funny cars -- driven by Force's daughter Courtney and team president Robert Hight -- and a top-fuel dragster raced by...

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