John Force special TV appearance

Force on Tuesday's 'The Dennis Miller Show' on CNBC BURBANK, Calif. - John Force, drag racing's biggest winner as well as its biggest booster, will make a guest appearance on "The Dennis Miller Show" this Tuesday along with one of the 320 ...

Force on Tuesday's 'The Dennis Miller Show' on CNBC

BURBANK, Calif. - John Force, drag racing's biggest winner as well as its biggest booster, will make a guest appearance on "The Dennis Miller Show" this Tuesday along with one of the 320 mile-an-hour Castrol GTX Ford Mustangs in his Funny Car stable.

Force, who earlier this month extended to 18 the number of consecutive seasons in which he has won at least one NHRA tour event, will tape his segment of the show Tuesday afternoon at the NBC studios here. The Dennis Miller Show airs from 9-10 p.m. (ET) and replays at 12 midnight (ET).

An 11-time Auto Racing All-America selection and the 1996 Driver of the Year for all of American motor racing, Force sees his appearance as an opportunity to expose his sport to a broader audience.

"I just think there are a lot of things I can share with a new audience," Force said. "The closeness we have with the fans. The technology. It's a great sport and I look at (this) as a chance to tap into a new market.

"What I love about Dennis Miller is that he just let's it fly," Force said, "and, if you don't like it, well, that's tough. I'm really excited."

Miller is a five-time Emmy-award winner for his critically acclaimed half-hour live talk show "Dennis Miller Live," which recently ended a nine-year run after 215 episodes. He also has been cast in feature films including 1994's "Disclosure," 1995's "The Net" and 1996's "Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."

For two seasons, Miller worked with Al Michaels and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts on ABC's "Monday Night Football." He also was the "Weekend Update" correspondent on "Saturday Night Live" for six years.

Force, winner of a record 110 NHRA tour events including this season's O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at Bristol, Tenn., previously has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also "guested" this year on an episode of the Fox network's animated "King of the Hill" series.

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