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Old 06-21-2018
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Default Brittany Force nominated for "Best Driver" ESPY

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This is a stretch. No one in drag racing has ever won this award. If John Force hasn't won it in the SIX times he's been nominated then its pretty clear they're not looking for anybody in drag racing to win.
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This is a stretch. No one in drag racing has ever won this award. If John Force hasn't won it in the SIX times he's been nominated then its pretty clear they're not looking for anybody in drag racing to win.
Ya think any "FOX FS1" racer will ever win an ESPN award?
John Force didn't get picked when NHRA was on ESPN
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This is a stretch. No one in drag racing has ever won this award. If John Force hasn't won it in the SIX times he's been nominated then its pretty clear they're not looking for anybody in drag racing to win.
John did win driver of the year at Talladega, Alabama's International Motorsports hall of Fame, can't remember the year. That was my introduction to John.
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John did win driver of the year at Talladega, Alabama's International Motorsports hall of Fame, can't remember the year.
Mid 90's... a decade in which he dominated and won every championship (except '92 Cruz)... and yet never won the ESPN award.
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She just may win in the #metoo year.. Can she win a DOY award after overdriving her dragster and crashing at the Winters?

1996 John was DOY. I just sold this diecast car for $10 before Ebay and Paypal fees.
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I don't know who else is nominated this year but it looks like the Nascar champ wins these a bunch. Maybe Brittany has a shot over Truex?

Although I see Dale Jr won once so this award is a complete joke. No way was he close to the best driver in a year much less Nascar. Obviously he won based on it being a popularity vote but him even being nominated is asinine
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If anyone watched the ASSEN MotoGP race today, you would understand why the best drivers aren't drag racers.Drag racers have their own unique skills, but compared to other motorsports, nah. Formula 1, World Rally,MotoGp would have the best drivers. I love drag racing but it is what it is.
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If anyone watched the ASSEN MotoGP race today, you would understand why the best drivers aren't drag racers.Drag racers have their own unique skills, but compared to other motorsports, nah. Formula 1, World Rally,MotoGp would have the best drivers. I love drag racing but it is what it is.
The Assen MotoGP race may have been one of the best in years.

But I agree with you. To suggest that Brittnay Force is as good a driver as Sebastian Vettel or Max Verstappen is a real stretch.
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Goes with above reply. Why?
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