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Brehanna Daniels makes history at NASCAR as 1st Black woman pit member

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Brehanna Daniels makes history at NASCAR as 1st Black woman pit member

ByFaith Abubey andErica Y King via

Daniels said she has had to tune out a lot of negativity.

Brehanna Daniels says she thinks about how much her life has changed in just five years.

But here she is, at 27 years old, on the NASCAR pit road, changing tires on race cars and breaking barriers for women and people of color along the way.

“Girl, you are crazy…” she told ABC News about what the person she was at 17 would think about her now, a NASCAR pit crew member.

“Especially, you know, a little black girl like myself at that time. [I] definitely was like, I’m never getting into NASCAR. It wasn’t even a thought…

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