• Publication date: May 18, 2010

Heart-pounding action The life of John Force and his family

A dominant figure in drag racing for both his winning reputation and charismatic personality, John Force has shattered every major record on the drag strip, exhibited extraordinary skill as a team owner and businessman and is now gearing up for his greatest challenge - raising three daughters, (Ashley, 24, Brittany, 20, and Courtney, 18), who are following in his footsteps and competing in the male-dominated field of high-speed drag racing.

Driving Force is an American reality television program centered around John Force, a drag racer, and his drag racing daughters.

A dominant figure in drag racing for both his winning reputation and charismatic personality, John Force has shattered every major record on the drag strip, exhibited extraordinary skill as a team owner and businessman and is now gearing up for his greatest challenge - raising three daughters, (Ashley, 24, Brittany, 20, and Courtney, 18), who are following in his footsteps and competing in the male-dominated field of high-speed drag racing.

There are four different professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

�Ashley is the first woman to compete in the Funny Car division since Cristen Powell in 2000.

� A woman has never reached the final round in the Funny Car division. Ashley is expected to achieve this feat in 2007.

� A woman has never finished in the top 10 in points in the Funny Car division. Ashley is expected to finish in the top 10 this season.

� Ashley and John Force would be the first ever father-daughter match in the history of the NHRA if and when they meet in eliminations.

Many experts and pundits believe that Ashley�s move to the Funny Car division will have a profound impact on the sport of drag racing and will be the biggest story in the NHRA's 50 year history. A&E's cameras are there to capture it all as the drama and excitement surrounding drag racing�s premier family unfolds on the new season of DRIVING FORCE.