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Dave Despain continues his chats with 14-time NHRA Champion John Force about where his team and career are headed.
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Yeah I was definitely shut down his team in the wake of all the disasters. Just those around him have in the heat of the moment. Urged him to walk away fact is he still out there are colorful outspoken as ever. Leading 21 final line of questioning and I wondered in the -- coach Eric medals fatal accident result horrendous crash in Dallas if -- ever thought about retiring as a driver. And urged crash what about equipment drive it was about quitting the sport I had a lot of conversations were concocted. The president and why that I shouldn't or why that I shouldn't have. And good don't batter Eric steal rationally he's talking actor John -- install. There was no more discussion of where we -- gone just because I'd branch and I'll tell you what. I'm happy right now that I grace and it took place. We just there was so much come out of that rank the guys are all of that car yeah. But god bless the good lord you must set I don't need this -- -- -- because of your game out and I don't remember yeah. I'm probably been due to a 100000 yeah but I have a what do rolled however students -- I wouldn't it was the first ball should -- -- -- The large monitor it because he was against Wuertz a -- me back. Don't put that's cool down or should I can do it yeah reject this technology minors to thank god bless went down back. We'll who -- that day comes that you have to climb out or you're going to be able to handle it why can't drive. Then okay. They're going to have to drag me off -- stark. What's the measure for that you can sort of say they told me about it you have to wear and you have to be take what's what are you need to be satisfied that you were still get it done alright yeah I crash. That I might not walk. Without crutches Hurricanes. I stood -- -- -- to -- being Richmond at the car ready made a real fool out of myself on TV. There're still saw me up two weeks later you know but it wasn't law Potomac Dryden it's over. Well I dealt with a good purpose I interviewed dream album and I said doctor or learn when a driver Danica and you can even get in and out of a car. You should assault that desire to do well a blindfold test for the NH RA that -- that I -- get in the car and out of it if it was on fire they knew my descendant. But I couldn't all the break generally built me a push of my fingers were sawed off I couldn't all the break but they made me a -- They did so many things to help me get in and out of that car. But I was determined then I got into the gym built and sold. I'm back to 200 pounds. Don't slam I don't my strength back brought him brought him Irish -- nobody can say I -- -- I may not be went and I don't want it to be last year but I haven't won this year. When I went back in my doctor he said. I'm amazed. How well you've got in the course of the year and a half in the gym. Even in my veins the walls and had some blockage were clean and so good to natural all these pills I take note don't did you tell your -- going to put any salt in the midst of all this I got myself back. God gave me a second chance. To do this again and I ain't gonna screw it up with my family and -- -- rule -- out. In this race car because without -- and hospital men and you look over -- -- babies and you say. Why didn't I hug him every time I go quite as -- -- racetrack -- -- -- got there John Doug again and all the girls love it run. Because you want to hug him every day because I thought I might never see him -- an adolescent and I. And it won't be a race car -- -- -- when you want to get meal -- yeah slackening Goodman. Final question. Which would mean -- John force driver who wins another US national. For a -- to live it -- or actually. What's the first thing. I always want him when Randy because it's a brand is why we didn't. Come in here and seeing Garland superdome and Bernstein in the Q and that's what we did. You know since I was a kid. I'd like to see any of my drivers warrant. But priority as I'd like to see him safe. But they've actually did when Randy. Going to get a fuel funny cars. That would mean if I had to give up invite my date I'd like to see your candidate because she's a woman and only surely had ever done that. In a dragster but no woman's ever done in the funny car. Actually it was a first ever win going to fuel funny -- I would like to see actually he's got a good choice you waited motionless and door number three actually. Thank. Your credit for the -- -- want to drive your career the fans love John force's public persona although. Wild crazy race car driver double maker -- foot of soil will some thousand treat. The journal sex -- who -- three or miles an hour on Favre and climbs out jokes about it what I saw that visit to India what I hope you saw at least a little bit in that interview. Is -- John force more serious focused dedicated. A man who stole cracks wise for the camera but also carries great weight on his shoulders and in his heart. Acknowledging a -- -- forced him for years I'm impressed with the way the guy has handled all the trials the last couple years. In cross would always kept his team and his family together and yes kept out wild and crazy persona alive and in business through all the stress and -- and it doesn't stop tomorrow -- goes into battle Indy without his longtime crew chief Austin coil hospitalized due to internal bleeding. Caused more adjustable lesions he's fine fears which in coral park. John all the members of his change and good luck tomorrow.