Brehanna Daniels just made history as the first African American woman to pit a vehicle in a national NASCAR series race. This accomplishment also comes shortly after becoming the fist Black woman to go over the wall in a national race.
However, it hasn’t always been easy for the Virginia native. Brehanna says, “I got even more stares than I did at my ARCA races. I was like, wow, people really aren’t used to seeing a woman of color in sports.” She adds, “the stares came from fans and crew members. I saw people breaking their necks to turn around and look at me after I passed by. I got even more stares when I actually had my fire suit”.
Daniels previously mentioned how her love for NASCAR continued to evolved once she entered the NASCAR program in 2016 as a former student athletic in Norfolk State University.
Congratulations Brehanna Daniels, continue achieving greatness!
— Brehanna Daniels (@Mindless_BMD) April 9, 2017