Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Iraq War Vet Killed in Planned Parenthood Shooting Tried to Warn Others in Clinic After Being Shot
- Read the Cover Story: Adele’s Triumphant Return: How Love Changed Her Life
- Prince Albert on Climate Control Summit: 'This Is the Right Moment'
- All About Princess Charlotte's Pretty-in-Pink Portrait Look
- Man Who Allegedly Opened Fire on New Orleans Playground Charged with 17 Counts of Attempted Murder
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- October 08, 1990
- Vol. 34
- No. 14
Deb Dragster Lori Johns Is Making Vroom at the Top
Johns is in her second season on the National Hot Rod Association tour, and by the middle of last month she had taken three victories, earned over $100,000 in prize money and ranked fourth among the 35 or so "top-fuel" dragsters. Last season, driving the best car her father's money could buy—Johns's racing budget (a corporate sponsor also contributes) is around $600,000 per annum—the 5'3" blond came in sixth. Many of her fellow racers are not happy about Johns's lack of dues paying. "Lori is more hype than anything else," says one of her severest critics, drag-racing legend Shirley Muldowney, 50. "She's a 2 who thinks she's a 10." Muldowney adds that she wishes Lori "would get some highlighter and fix her roots."
Johns, whose father, Terry, 47, made his money buying and selling used cars and trucks and now manages her career, is immune to the hostility from the veterans. She makes it clear that the skinned-knuckle crowd at the tracks is strictly competition and that she prefers the country-club set back home. "[Drag racing] isn't a popularity contest," snaps Lori, who for a short while attended Texas A & M. As for anyone who asks the inevitable "What's a young woman like you doing in this sort of sport?" Lori Johns has a terse, irrefutable answer: "Winning."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!