|NHRA's Antron Brown (l), his wife Billie Jo Brown (c) and the editor Jeff Fortson (r) inside the Brown's luxurious tractor trailer.|
Our 1-On-1 Video Interview with Antron Brown
|Antron Brown with his rebuilt race car, after totaling out his vehicle the previous day.|
|We caught Antron Brown mixing fuel before qualifying for the race.|
|Brown's traveling trailer, which becomes his home on the road, while at the tracks.|
|This is Antron Brown's Toyota 4Runner which is responsible for towing his car on and off the track.|
|Brown's race car, before it hits the track|
|With the crowd at the race track, while Brown and others are qualifying for the race.|
On Saturday, May 17, we caught up with 38-year-old Antron Brown, who became the first African American NHRA (National Hod Rod Association) world champ and the first African American driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship title in 2012.
Before qualifying for his recent race at The Atlanta Dragway, Brown took some time to talk one-on-one with the editor of JeffCars.com, revealing how he got turned onto the sport, what drives him and what he would like his legacy to be. Brown's interview is sure to inspire you, as it did with the editor, reminding all of us that we can conquer and succeed in any field, or for that matter, in anything we are passionate about.
By the way, in case you were wondering, Brown placed number two in the Top Fuel race while in Georgia. He was only 7 points shy from winning. And ironically, less than 24 hours earlier from conducting the interview, Brown's engine exploded as he crossed the finish line. Thank God Brown was uninjured in the incident. To see the horrific race, view the video below.