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Robert Hight chases boss John Force in bid for second NHRA title
Robert Hight chases boss John Force in bid for second NHRA title

Drag racing's Robert Hight has more wins in his class this year, five, than any driver. But he still enters the NHRA's title playoff chasing his boss, the legendary John Force. To make their rivalry even more pronounced, Hight is president of Force's Yorba Linda-based team and he's Force's son-in-law. Hight and Force race funny cars -- one of the two elite, 300-mph classes of dragsters -- and somehow they set aside the family and business connections when they get to the starting line of the drag strip. Force, at 65, has won a record 16 funny-car titles. Hight, 45, won the championship in 2009. Now they're preparing for the National Hot Rod...

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