NASCAR’s first African-American female tire changer’s inspirational message


Last NASCAR season, Brehanna Daniels made history when she became the first African-American woman to pit a car in one of the sport’s national series races.

Daniels – who went from a college basketball player at Norfolk State to a tire changer – is back this season and working on the No. 55 Toyota team in the second-tier XFINITY Series. Her most recent race was Saturday’s Rinnai 250.

Tuesday, Daniels was on ESPN’s Outside The Lines, and she explained how she’s hoping to change the sport and what message she would share with anyone who might be hesitant about pursuing a career in NASCAR.

Sharing a popular mentality in the sports world, Daniels said:

“I would just tell everyone out there to just follow your heart. I know, you know, just thinking about – me coming into NASCAR, I…

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