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Force joins elite cadre of drag-racing Hall of Famers

Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Don Prudhomme, Connie Kalitta. The list of legendary drag racers inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is an elite group. Where does newest inductee John Force rank among them? Do you need to ask?

Updated: August 15, 2008, 12:28 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

The names are familiar to two generations of drag racing fans who have directed their motorsports devotions to the great stars who shone brightly in the NHRA firmament.

Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Joe Amato, Don Prudhomme, Chris Karamesines, Connie Kalitta and Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins have all received their just rewards as world-renowned drag racers previously inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Detroit, Mich.

On Wednesday night, John Force ...

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