Q & A

  1. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    Bad hair, still carry my keys on a chain like a gas station attendant on my hip, and I don’t go anywhere, not even to church without my Castrol GTX hat.

  2. Word Association:

    Tweet=tweet-tweet-tidily-Dee Vision=I need Lasik Friend=sponsors Foe=hate no one Boogie=Boogie Man, Halloween

  3. When did you first start racing? Where/why?

    Raced in high school, Lions Dragstrip. Because I just liked speed, had polio as a kid, couldn’t run that good, couldn’t play football in college so I got a racecar to do the runnin for me.

  4. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    The need for speed…

  5. If you weren’t ripping in your car, what kind of menial task would you want to do?

    I’d let my brain rest. My brain is like a shark, it swims all the time. Or it’ll drown. So I work continually, I never give my brain a rest.

  6. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider/driver, who would it NOT be and why?

    Ron Capps, too cute, could make me cross over.

  7. Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider/driver...(We’ll never tell)

    Watching my girls for hours trying on your Oakley sunglasses, too many great choices… Next time just send them one pair and they’ll be happy.

  8. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    good sleeper

  9. Your Favorite…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):

    Elvis music, Chinese food, dunkin donut coffee

  10. Oakleys are…

    the absolute best!

  11. Best song to ride to:

    Ride like the wind

  12. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Electric Slide? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    Please repeat the question, I can’t dance a lick.

  13. Dream vacation spot:

    Home, I never get there.

  14. Favorite Track:


  15. The Track/Course You Dread Most:

    Love ‘em all, won ‘em all. Maybe Norwalk

  16. You’ve been mistaken for…

    Gary Busey, I think I look like Brad Pitt

  17. Jay Leno, Tosh.O or Conan?

    Jay Leno

  18. Last words…

    See ya in the glue with my Oakley’s on in Pomona Winternationals.

John Force

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Vince Lomardi said winning was everything, after the loss of Eric Medlen, I disagreed. I felt that winning and safety had to go hand in hand. And I was beat up for making that statement about a true legend. My only response was maybe he never lost a man on the playing field.

Date of Birth:
May 4, 1949
Bell Gardens, CA is my hometown everybody loves to go home, to their old town where they grew up, but my town is not there anymore. But it’s still my hometown and I still love it.
Castrol, Ford, Auto Club, Traxxas, BrandSource, Mac Tools, Oakley, Freightliner, Lionel
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Career Highlights

    • 1st championship at the Molson Grandnational in June 1987 - Montréal, Canada
    • 10 championships in a row (1993-2002)
    • OVI Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)
    • 15th Championship (2010)
    • Lee Iacocca Award (2012)
    • International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)

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