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Antron Brown becomes first African American to win major US auto racing series [w/video]

by Jeffrey N. Ross (RSS feed) on Nov 12th, 2012 at 7:29PM

Antron Brown wasn't even on the track during the final run of the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel season, but, not only did he go into the record books as this year's champion, he will also be remembered in the history of motorsports for an entirely different reason. The 36-year-old drag racer has become the first African American to win a major auto racing title in the United States after watching his teammate, Tony Schumacher, lose in the final round of the weekend at the Auto Club Finals in Pomona, California. Brown, just 67 points ahead of Schumacher before the final race, was watching from the... Read More

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