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John Force tries again to tame Texas

Funny Car driver returns to scene of fiery 2007 crash that changed his life

Updated: September 23, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

John Force knows that before he makes that first run down the drag strip at Texas Motorplex in Ennis this week, he will briefly flash back to three years ago.

He says won't dwell on it. A lot has happened since a fiery crash sent him to a Dallas hospital for a month and had some believing he'd never race again.

But rather than want to stay away from a place that brings back tough memories, Force returns to conquer it. And the 61-year-old does so on top of the Funny Car points standings ...

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