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John Force's crew chief quits as drag racer seeks 17th title
John Force's crew chief quits as drag racer seeks 17th title

Legendary drag racer John Force is trying to win an unprecedented 17th funny car title with only two races left in the NHRA season, in Las Vegas and Pomona. But his championship hopes took a hit Wednesday when Force announced that  veteran crew chief Jimmy Prock had resigned from Force's Yorba Linda-based team. Force, 65, said he learned from Prock on Tuesday that Prock planned to resign after this season. Force said he had no interest in waiting and accepted Prock's immediate resignation. "As much as I want [title] No. 17, not even for a championship will I race with somebody that I know is leaving me," Force said in a statement. Prock "has done a great...

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