John Force is a legend. The now-16-time NHRA Funny Car champion is as well known for how fast and memorable his quotes are, besides his day job of wheeling a 320-plus mph Ford Mustang Funny Car down a drag strip in four seconds.
So when you put Force together with Twitter, you get Force wisdom in 140 characters or less.
As part of the NHRA’s #ChampionChat series, Force took over the @JFR_Racing Twitter account during the Performance Racing Industry trade show on Thursday in Indianapolis. What was meant to be a 30-minute session, naturally, turned into two hours worth of tweeting with fans.
Some of the highlights:
On whether he loves his family or championships more…
On how to get into racing…
And how it kept going…
The full archive can be found by perusing the @JFR_Racing feed.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
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MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup
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MORE: Stage 8 wrapup
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MORE: Stage 1 wrapup