Graham Rahal and his wife, Courtney Force, ride a scooter away from pit road . (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NHRA driver Courtney Force had to take it slow behind the wheel of the pace car for the Clash.

Force, the winningest female Funny Car drag racer in NHRA history, routinely zips toward 330 mph in her car. Force has finished in the top 10 of the final Funny Car point standings in five of her six seasons. She has 134 round wins in her career.

She found a different kind of ride at the NASCAR exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.



"This will probably be the only time I can ever say that there are all those legends of NASCAR in my rear-view mirror," Force said.

She is the youngest daughter of John Force, the most successful drag racer in history. She's also married to IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, the son of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal. Both John Force and Rahal accompanied Courtney to Daytona.  

The 28-year-old Force said driving on a NASCAR track was fun _ for a night. Don't expect her to exit the Funny Car circuit any time soon.



"I think it's something you kind of have to be around and grow up in to know how to do," she said. "People ask me that question a lot because my husband races in IndyCar, so they always are asking 'are we going to do a ride swap', but you know I might be a racecar driver, but you can't just throw me in whatever and expect me to know how everything goes."

Force said being married to a high-profile driver like Rahal can be positive because they understand similar race experiences.

"Winning races and being in a relationship definitely is a good thing. It keeps you positive," she said. "It definitely feels good to have him have such a great season last year and then I came off of a great season, too. It is always a good thing when you can come out of a race and do well at. He was at my race supporting me and I have to try my best to go to as many as I can of his as well."