Discussion in 'Black Sports' started by jamesfrmphilly, Jul 26, 2009.
Wow!! Great news!! Always glad to see a brotha on the come up.
But there's one thing though...Up until now, I always though that drag racing was 2 or more cross-dressing men running the 100 yd. dash in high heels. Guess ya learn somethin' new everyday..huh?
Antron Brown First African-American NHRA Champion
Publish Date: Nov 11, 2012, 10:54 PM ETDuration: 00:48
Interview: Top Fuel champ Antron Brown
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
: Now that you've reached the championship after all of this, to have come through what you have the last few years and coming so close to the championship and then down to the last couple of thousandths of a second almost losing it again this year, I was wondering about where did the character come from, where did that strength come from?
Brown: I think the biggest thing if it is, it was instilled in me from a kid, from my grandpa to my dad, my uncle, from my grandma, my mom. It was just a simple deal where they said, "You know, son," and my great-grandma, I'll never forget, she told me something before she passed away and different stuff, and she just looked at us and told us how many things she's seen and how many things she's been through. She was born in 1913. And she goes, "You know, I've seen a lot of things, and our family struggled, and we've made it to this point."
America is so beautiful right now, and it's got so much opportunity, and she always told all of us from our family to never walk around with a chip on your shoulder. Enjoy the people that surround you, and treat people the way you want to be treated genuinely, and that's the way I always took life. I never look at somebody or looked back in history to see how bad things used to be. You've got to look how things are now, and that's what we focus on. And that's what got me here.....
antron is good at what he does, very good….
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