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John Force
0.096 | 6.921 | 103.19
Dale Creasy Jr.
0.1 | 4.606 | 189.34
Force is 12 - 3 against Creasy Jr. in prior events.

Force is ninth in the points and is almost ten rounds behind the leader Capps.

Force and Creasy leave the line together then Force starts to pull away. Force gets about 100 feet out, loses traction and has to back off the throttle. Creasy loses some cylinders on the left side late in the run, the car is pushed toward the centerline, but Creasy is able to avoid crossing it by a slim margin and hangs on for the upset. This is the fourth time Creasy has beat Force in the first round.

Dale Creasy Jr.'s incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.028), 330 ft(0.288), 660ft(1.242). MOV: 2.3114 seconds (more than 100 feet).