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Soft-spoken Hight hopes to put Force back on top in Funny Car

Robert Hight is a man of few words. But winning a Funny Car title for John Force Racing would speak volumes, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: November 15, 2008, 6:25 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

POMONA, Calif. -- Racing in the 44th Auto Club Finals with a title on the line, that's not pressure. Robert Hight is more worried about what would come next should Sunday play out perfectly for his Funny Car -- he would have to make a champion's speech at the NHRA awards banquet.

Hight is just a little different from his boss.

You know what you get with John Force, the 14-time Funny Car champion who has as many stories to tell as round wins -- and he has more ...

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