Two-Time Top Fuel Champ Brittany Force Nominated for 2023 ESPYS Award

230628 Two-Time Top Fuel Champ Brittany Force Nominated for 2023 ESPYS Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 28, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force has been nominated for the 2023 ESPYS Best Driver Award for her record-breaking performance during her 2022 championship season.

Force claimed a second world title in her 11,000-horsepower Monster Energy/Flav-R-Pac dragster during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

This is the second time Force has been nominated for the Best Driver Award, with the first coming after her 2017 championship season when she became just the second woman to win an NHRA Top Fuel championship and the first in 35 years. It puts her in in select company of NHRA stars who have been nominated two or more times for the prestigious award, joining the likes of her father, John Force, (2000-03, 2011, 2014), Tony Schumacher (2007-2010), Greg Anderson (2005, 2011), Erica Enders (2015, 2021) and Steve Torrence (2019, 2022) as NHRA drivers with multiple ESPYS nominations. Force’s sister, Ashley Force-Hood, was nominated in 2008.

“I am so excited to be nominated for an ESPY. This is an honor not just for me but for my team, John Force Racing, and NHRA. I’m so proud of the season my team and I had in 2022 to get us this nomination,” Force said. “Out of all the different series and motorsports, to be one of only four drivers nominated is huge. That in itself really elevates the sport of NHRA drag racing.”

Force enjoyed a spectacular 2022 season, setting records across the country en route to claiming her second world title. She finished the 2022 season with five victories and 10 No. 1 qualifying positions, setting 16 track records along the way. Among her biggest accomplishment was bettering her own national record speed with an incredible blast of 338.94 mph to close out the season at the NHRA Finals In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip. Force also currently holds the national ET record of 3.623-seconds, a mark she set in the 2019 season.

Joining Force on the ESPY Best Driver ballot are NASCAR’s Kyle Larson, IndyCar’s Josef Newgarden and Formula 1’s Max Verstappen.

“It’s also a big honor to be recognized next to the other nominees,” Force said. “They’re all such big names in the sports world, they’ve set records, won championships and it’s pretty crazy to be listed alongside this group of athletes.”

This year’s ESPYS will air on Wednesday, July 12, from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Fans can vote for Force here from now until Sunday, July 9, at 8 p.m. ET.

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About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street® program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League® for youth ages 5 to 17. With 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services® (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service,®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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