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Johnson comments on diversity in NHRA

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Allen Johnson is our hometown hero on the NHRA track, and he doesn't disappoint, having three wins under his belt already this season, but sometimes AJ shares the spotlight.

When Johnson won a Pro Stock title three weeks ago, one of the ladies on the circuit had an accomplishment that was even bigger.

With her win three weeks ago, Courtney Force took the 100th first place trophy for women in NHRA. That's a stat dating back to 1976.

100 was a huge deal for women in the sport, and Force is the 14th woman to win a race on the circuit.

So how do their peers feel about it? Let's ask Johnson.

"The women in the sport is huge. This sport is really diverse in a lot of ways. There's Antron (Brown) and the African-American part and the women. It's very diverse and invites a lot of people to it. So, NHRA is growing and great right now."

Johnson, Force and the rest of the crew will be in Bristol this weekend for the Thunder Valley Nationals.

Racing takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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