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John Force sets NHRA qualifying record

Updated: July 30, 2011, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

SONOMA, Calif. -- John Force became NHRA's career leader in No. 1 qualifying positions when he raced to the top spot in Funny Car Saturday at the FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.

Force claimed his fifth No. 1 of the season and 139th of his career, which broke a tie with Pro Stock great Warren Johnson for the most top qualifying positions. Force took the top spot with a performance of 4.060 seconds at a top speed of 311.99 mph in his Ford Mustang.

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