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Meet Brehanna Daniels, the First Black Woman to Join NASCAR's Pit Crew

NASCAR’s pit crew has a new woman on the block! According to Simple Most, Brehanna Daniels is NASCAR’s first Black woman in its pit crew as a tire changer. The HBCU grad says the opportunity to audition for the pit crew came out of nowhere. “I was sitting in the cafeteria, mid-bite of my Chick-fil-A sandwich, when my friend from the school’s athletic department, Tiffany, tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Hey, NASCAR is holding tryouts for their pit crews on Wednesday, you should go,’ shared Daniels. “I looked at her like, ‘Girl, I don’t even watch NASCAR.'” As a point guard for Norfolk State University’s women’s basketball team, Daniels went for the opportunity and was eventually invited to join as a NASCAR pit crew member upon her graduation in 2016. No more not wanting to join NASCAR because you don’t see anyone in the sport who looks like you. Look at me! I’ve been there and had to start it out. I took that risk. All you beautiful black girls and boys come join our sport. WE...

Feb 22, 2021