Baytown: John Force wins number 100

BAYTOWN, Texas -- John Force became the third driver in auto racing history to claim 100 victories by winning today's O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. The following statistical summary shows John Force's win ranking among major...

BAYTOWN, Texas -- John Force became the third driver in auto racing history to claim 100 victories by winning today's O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. The following statistical summary shows John Force's win ranking among major auto racing competitors all-time, in the modern era, his ranking in NHRA career victories and compared against NHRA Funny Car competitors and a breakdown of each of John Force's 100 victories: <pre> Career victories among drivers in major auto racing series: 1. Richard Petty 200, NASCAR 2. David Pearson 105, NASCAR 3. John Force 100, NHRA Funny Car 4. Warren Johnson 87, NHRA Pro Stock 5. Bob Glidden 85, NHRA Pro Stock 6. Bobby Allison 84, NASCAR 7. Darrell Waltrip 84, NASCAR 8. Cale Yarborough 83, NASCAR 9. A.J. Foyt 79, CART, NASCAR 10. Dale Earnhardt 76, NASCAR 11. Mario Andretti 65, CART, F1, NASCAR 12. Kenny Bernstein 62, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car 13. Jeff Gordon 58, NASCAR 14. Michael Schumacher 56, F1 15. Rusty Wallace 54, NASCAR

Major auto racing series' win leaders in the modern era of motorsports (1972-2002): 1. John Force 100, NHRA Funny Car 2. Warren Johnson 87, NHRA Pro Stock 3. Bob Glidden 85, NHRA Pro Stock 4. Darrell Waltrip 84, NASCAR 5. Dale Earnhardt 76, NASCAR 6. Cale Yarborough 69, NASCAR 7. Kenny Bernstein 62, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car 8. Richard Petty 60, NASCAR 9. Jeff Gordon 58, NASCAR 10. Bobby Allison 55, NASCAR 11. Michael Schumacher 56, F1 12. Rusty Wallace 54, NASCAR 13. Joe Amato 52, NHRA Top Fuel 14. Alain Prost 51, F1 15. David Pearson 45, NASCAR

NHRA drag racing career win leaders: 1. John Force, Funny Car 100 2. Warren Johnson, Pro Stock 87 3. Bob Glidden, Pro Stock 85 4. Kenny Bernstein, Top Fuel, Funny Car 62 5. Joe Amato, Top Fuel 52 6. Don Prudhomme, Funny Car and Top Fuel 49 7. Don Garlits, Top Fuel 35 8. Darrell Alderman, Pro Stock 28 9. Lee Shepherd, Pro Stock 26 Cory McClenathan, Top Fuel 26 10. Gary Scelzi, Top Fuel 25

NHRA Funny Car win leaders: 1. John Force 100 2. Don Prudhomme 35 3. Kenny Bernstein 30 4. Cruz Pedregon 22 5. Ed McCulloch 18 Mark Oswald 18 7. Al Hofmann 15 8. Tony Pedregon 14 9. Chuck Etchells 12 10. Billy Meyer 11

THE ROAD TO 100: TRACKING JOHN FORCE'S CAREER VICTORIES: NO. YEAR WHERE DEFEATED 1 1987 Montreal Ed McCulloch * 2 1988 Columbus Bruce Larson 3 1988 Brainerd John Martin 4 1988 Pomona 2 Kenny Bernstein 5 1989 Reading Bruce Larson 6 1990 Houston Bruce Larson 7 1990 Baton Rouge Richard Hartman 8 1990 Columbus Jim White 9 1990 Montreal Mark Oswald 10 1990 Sonoma Bruce Larson 11 1990 Brainerd Ed McCulloch 12 1990 Reading Mark Oswald 13 1991 Pomona 1 Glen Mikres 14 1991 Houston Ed McCulloch 15 1991 Sonoma Ed McCulloch 16 1991 Seattle Jim White 17 1991 Brainerd Mark Oswald 18 1992 Gainesville Jim Epler 19 1992 Atlanta Del Worsham 20 1992 Montreal Al Hofmann 21 1992 Sonoma Cruz Pedregon 22 1993 Pomona 1 Del Worsham 23 1993 Houston Al Hofmann 24 1993 Gainesville Al Hofmann 25 1993 Atlanta Chuck Etchells 26 1993 Memphis Tom Hoover 27 1993 Englishtown Chuck Etchells 28 1993 Topeka 1 Gordie Bonin 29 1993 Seattle Cruz Pedregon 30 1993 Indianapolis Kenji Okazaki 31 1993 Reading Al Hofmann 32 1993 Dallas Chuck Etchells 33 1994 Phoenix Cruz Pedregon 34 1994 Gainesville K.C. Spurlock 35 1994 Atlanta Dean Skuza 36 1994 Topeka 1 Cruz Pedregon 37 1994 Denver Chuck Etchells 38 1994 Sonoma Chuck Etchells 39 1994 Seattle Al Hofmann 40 1994 Brainerd Gary Densham 41 1994 Reading Cruz Pedregon 42 1994 Pomona 2 Cruz Pedregon 43 1995 Phoenix Tom Hoover 44 1995 Gainesville Dean Skuza 45 1995 Atlanta Cruz Pedregon 46 1995 Richmond K.C. Spurlock 47 1995 Denver Al Hofmann 48 1995 Brainerd Gary Densham 49 1996 Phoenix Chuck Etchells 50 1996 Gainesville Chuck Etchells 51 1996 Houston Al Hofmann 52 1996 Richmond Cruz Pedregon 53 1996 Englishtown Gary Densham 54 1996 Memphis Tony Pedregon 55 1996 Topeka 1 Cruz Pedregon 56 1996 Denver Chuck Etchells 57 1996 Seattle Tony Pedregon 58 1996 Brainerd Tony Pedregon 59 1996 Indianapolis Al Hofmann 60 1996 Topeka 2 Tony Pedregon 61 1996 Pomona 2 Tony Pedregon 62 1997 Pomona 1 Al Hofmann 63 1997 Phoenix Dean Skuza 64 1997 Brainerd Ron Capps 65 1997 Reading Chuck Etchells 66 1997 Topeka 2 Randy Anderson 67 1997 Memphis Cruz Pedregon 68 1998 Englishtown Jim Epler 69 1998 Indianapolis Randy Anderson 70 1998 Dallas 2 Dean Skuza 71 1999 Phoenix Cruz Pedregon 72 1999 Gainesville Cory Lee 73 1999 Houston 1 Tony Pedregon 74 1999 Richmond Tony Pedregon 75 1999 Atlanta Whit Bazemore 76 1999 Englishtown Cruz Pedregon 77 1999 St. Louis Tony Pedregon 78 1999 Brainerd Whit Bazemore 79 1999 Topeka Tommy Johnson Jr. 80 1999 Dallas 2 Tommy Johnson Jr. 81 1999 Houston 2 Jim Epler 82 2000 Phoenix Ron Capps 83 2000 Richmond Ron Capps 84 2000 Atlanta Ron Capps 85 2000 Dallas 1 Tony Pedregon ** 86 2000 Chicago Jerry Toliver *** 87 2000 Seattle Frank Pedregon 88 2000 Sonoma Tony Pedregon 89 2000 Brainerd Jim Epler 90 2000 Topeka Ron Capps 91 2000 Dallas 2 Jerry Toliver 92 2000 Pomona 2 Bruce Sarver 93 2001 Phoenix Bruce Sarver 94 2001 Gainesville Dean Skuza 95 2001 Columbus Del Worsham 96 2001 Pomona 3 Whit Bazemore 97 2001 Denver Bob Gilbertson 98 2001 Reading Whit Bazemore 99 2002 Pomona 1 Del Worsham 100 2002 Houston Tommy Johnson Jr.****

* Force's emotional first career victory came finally after he posted nine runner-up finishes.

** Force's 85th victory tied NHRA Pro Stock legend Bob Glidden for most wins in NHRA history.

*** Force passed Glidden to become NHRA's all-time win leader.

**** Force joins NASCAR legends Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105) as the only drivers in motorsports history to post 100 victories or more.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Darrell Waltrip , Rusty Wallace , Michael Schumacher , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Joe Amato , Gary Scelzi , Chuck Etchells , Gary Densham , Bob Glidden , Mario Andretti , Bruce Larson , Richard Petty , Cruz Pedregon , Alain Prost , Don Garlits , Cory McClenathan , Don Prudhomme , Bobby Allison , Cory Lee , Jerry Toliver , Richard Hartman , John Martin , A.J. Foyt , Cale Yarborough , David Pearson , Tommy Johnson Jr.