Ask Drag Racer (And Cat Enthusiast) Ashley Force Hood Anything

Last week I may have not-quite-so-accidentally called drag racer Ashley Force Hood a "crazy cat person." The truth of the matter is, she is so much more than that. She's a drag racer, scion of a competitive dynasty, and yes, a feline enthusiast. And now she's here to answer your questions. » 5/06/14 1:20pm 5/06/14 1:20pm

Is Drag Racer Ashley Force A Crazy Cat Lady? A Jalopnik Debate

Ashley Force is an NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car drag racer, and an heir to the John Force drag racing dynasty. She also recently gave an interview to, in which she said she has owned eleven cats, one of which was named Licorice #2. I hereby posit that Ashley Force is a crazy cat person. » 4/29/14 5:26pm 4/29/14 5:26pm

The Anatomy Of A Race Car Driver

It pains us to hear it, but everyone is up in arms lately over the racing wins by Danica Patrick and Ashely Force. One of the lingering stances on the matter (and one we heard on that bastion of common sense: talk radio) is that the women have every right to compete and win because racing relies mostly on the car, and… » 4/30/08 4:45pm 4/30/08 4:45pm

Ashley Force Wins Funny Car Race, Seriously

After Danica Patrick won her first Indy race, there was a lot of noise from talking heads, with serial bloviators like Pedro de la Rosa and Gregg Doyel weighing in on the topic of women in motorsport. So, to shut up all the skeptics, Ashley Force won at yesterday's NHRA Southern Nationals to become the first female… » 4/28/08 2:40pm 4/28/08 2:40pm