Force blurs lines between father, boss

Updated: June 16, 2013, 8:07 PM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

The car is in flames.

They'll call it a blower explosion later, but for now, all John Force sees is his baby girl's Funny Car, about 100 feet off the starting line, engulfed in a fiery burst of red and yellow. Courtney Force quickly climbs through the opening in the roof and gives a thumbs-up to the crowd at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., site of the NHRA Toyota Summernationals.

It's the first weekend of June, but it feels like August. The track wilts ...

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