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  • Drag racer John Force, 64, clinches record 16th funny car title

    Drag racer John Force, 64, clinches record 16th funny car title
    Drag racer John Force added to his legendary career Sunday by clinching a record 16th funny car title at age 64 with a victory in Las Vegas. Force won the NHRA Toyota Nationals by defeating his daughter Courtney in the final round of eliminations with a...
  • How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR

    How Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeff Gordon are shaking up NASCAR
    Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including NASCAR's races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and NHRA drag racing at Las Vegas, five things come to mind: Darrell Wallace Jr. will probably win another race soon. Wallace, 20, became only the second...
  • John Force and daughters a top draw at NHRA Finals at Pomona

    John Force and daughters a top draw at NHRA Finals at Pomona
    It's been a challenging, rewarding and revealing year for America's first family of drag racing, the Forces of Yorba Linda. John Force, the 64-year-old patriarch, was in fifth place in the Mello Yello Series funny-car standings in July before a switch...
  • Shawn Langdon comes full circle to win NHRA top-fuel season title

    Shawn Langdon comes full circle to win NHRA top-fuel season title
    It wasn't the blazing ride into the sunset Shawn Langdon envisioned. With dusk settling on the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Saturday, the top-fuel drag racer smoked his tires on his final qualifying run of the NHRA Finals, sputtering down the 1,000-foot...
  • Nitro-class qualifying trimmed to two days for NHRA Winternationals

    Nitro-class qualifying trimmed to two days for NHRA Winternationals
    Qualifying for the two elite classes of NHRA drag racing will be shortened to two days from three at this year's Circle K Winternationals in Pomona next month. The sport's so-called nitro classes -- top fuel and funny cars, the 300-mph dragsters that...
  • Drag racing's Ron Capps hopes to finally end title chase on top

    Drag racing's Ron Capps hopes to finally end title chase on top
    Ron Capps, the veteran funny car drag racer, has finished second in the championship standings four times. That includes last year, when the Carlsbad driver lost the title by only two points to Jack Beckman, his teammate at Don Schumacher Racing. Now,...
  • Indy Point wins John Henry Turf at Santa Anita

    Indy Point wins John Henry Turf at Santa Anita
    Indy Point won the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship by 11/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday, giving jockey Gary Stevens his third graded stakes win of the weekend. Argentina-bred Indy Point ran 11/4 miles in 1:57.47 and paid $6, $4.40 and $2.80 as...
  • Drag racing's Shawn Langdon bears down on NHRA top-fuel title

    Drag racing's Shawn Langdon bears down on NHRA top-fuel title
    It's not enough that Shawn Langdon is having a breakout year in the premier top-fuel class of NHRA drag racing. He's after his first series title as well. The native of Mira Loma in Riverside County holds an 83-point lead in the championship standings...
  • NHRA's John Force supports daughter's nude pics in ESPN 'Body Issue'

    NHRA's John Force supports daughter's nude pics in ESPN 'Body Issue'
    Legendary drag racer John Force said Wednesday he supported the decision by his drag-racing daughter, Courtney Force, to join other athletes in posing nude for this year's edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue." "My daughter is very proud of what...
  • Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing

    Post-race inspection: Five takeaways from weekend's motor racing
    1. Ryan Newman earns the never-give-up award. After hearing he'll lose his ride with Stewart-Haas Racing next year, Newman won the pole position in record time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and then captured his first Brickyard 400. Just as impressive...
  • Kasey Kahne wins Sprint Cup race at Pocono

    Kasey Kahne wins Sprint Cup race at Pocono
    Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Kahne had the car to beat for the final half of Sunday's 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race until a late caution...