Meet The Women Changing Tires And Making History In NASCAR’s Top Series | NBC Nightly News

Meet The Women Changing Tires And Making History In NASCAR’s Top Series | NBC Nightly News


DECADES HAS BEEN RESERVED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN. RESERVED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN. NBC’S JEFF BENNETT HAS EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN. NBC’S JEFF BENNETT HAS THE STORY. NBC’S JEFF BENNETT HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: BRIANNA THE STORY.>>Reporter: BRIANNA DANIELS AND BRIANNA>>Reporter: BRIANNA DANIELS AND BRIANNA DAILY HAVE MORE IN DANIELS AND BRIANNA DAILY HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN JUST THEIR DAILY HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN JUST THEIR NAMES. COMMON THAN JUST THEIR NAMES. BOTH WERE COLLEGE NAMES. BOTH WERE COLLEGE ATHLETES, AND BOTH ARE BOTH WERE COLLEGE ATHLETES, AND BOTH ARE TRAILBLAZERS. ATHLETES, AND BOTH ARE TRAILBLAZERS.>>WE ALWAYS SAY, IT TRAILBLAZERS.>>WE ALWAYS SAY, IT WOULD BE COOL IF WE>>WE ALWAYS SAY, IT WOULD BE COOL IF WE PIT THE SAME CAR, WHO WOULD BE COOL IF WE PIT THE SAME CAR, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT PIT THE SAME CAR, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AT THE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN WOULD BE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN NASCAR, RIGHT? HIGHEST LEVEL IN NASCAR, RIGHT?>>IT WAS A LOT OF NASCAR, RIGHT?>>IT WAS A LOT OF LIKE, OH, MY GOSH.>>IT WAS A LOT OF LIKE, OH, MY GOSH.>>DANIELS IS THE LIKE, OH, MY GOSH.>>DANIELS IS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN>>DANIELS IS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO EVER CHANGE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO EVER CHANGE TIRES IN A NASCAR CUP WOMAN TO EVER CHANGE TIRES IN A NASCAR CUP RACE. TIRES IN A NASCAR CUP RACE. UNLIKELY PIONEERS IN A RACE. UNLIKELY PIONEERS IN A MALE DOMINATED SPORT UNLIKELY PIONEERS IN A MALE DOMINATED SPORT WITH DEEPLY SOUTHERN MALE DOMINATED SPORT WITH DEEPLY SOUTHERN ROOTS. WITH DEEPLY SOUTHERN ROOTS.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ROOTS.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT A PIT CREW EXISTING.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT A PIT CREW EXISTING.>>MY KNOWLEDGE OF A PIT CREW EXISTING.>>MY KNOWLEDGE OF NASCAR WAS ZERO,>>MY KNOWLEDGE OF NASCAR WAS ZERO, BEFORE I CAME INTO IT. NASCAR WAS ZERO, BEFORE I CAME INTO IT.>>PIT CREW COACH PHIL BEFORE I CAME INTO IT.>>PIT CREW COACH PHIL HORTON SAW PROMISE IN>>PIT CREW COACH PHIL HORTON SAW PROMISE IN NOT JUST THEIR HORTON SAW PROMISE IN NOT JUST THEIR ATHLETICISM BUT THEIR NOT JUST THEIR ATHLETICISM BUT THEIR ENTHUSIASM. ATHLETICISM BUT THEIR ENTHUSIASM.>>THEY’RE GOOD, THEY ENTHUSIASM.>>THEY’RE GOOD, THEY HAVE THE MIND-SET, WE>>THEY’RE GOOD, THEY HAVE THE MIND-SET, WE JUST HAVE TO TRANSFORM HAVE THE MIND-SET, WE JUST HAVE TO TRANSFORM THAT INTO PIT AND RACE JUST HAVE TO TRANSFORM THAT INTO PIT AND RACE CARS. THAT INTO PIT AND RACE CARS.>>Reporter: THEY ARE CARS.>>Reporter: THEY ARE PART OF DRIVE FOR>>Reporter: THEY ARE PART OF DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY PROGRAM. PART OF DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY PROGRAM. IT’S A NATIONWIDE DIVERSITY PROGRAM. IT’S A NATIONWIDE TALENT SEARCH DEVISED IT’S A NATIONWIDE TALENT SEARCH DEVISED TO BROADEN NASCAR’S TALENT SEARCH DEVISED TO BROADEN NASCAR’S APPEAL. TO BROADEN NASCAR’S APPEAL. IN A SPORT ALL ABOUT APPEAL. IN A SPORT ALL ABOUT SPEED. IN A SPORT ALL ABOUT SPEED. TIRE CHANGES HAVE TO SPEED. TIRE CHANGES HAVE TO HIT ALL FIVE LUG NUTS TIRE CHANGES HAVE TO HIT ALL FIVE LUG NUTS FLAWLESSLY IN ABOUT A HIT ALL FIVE LUG NUTS FLAWLESSLY IN ABOUT A SECOND. FLAWLESSLY IN ABOUT A SECOND. IT’S TOUGHER THAN IT SECOND. IT’S TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS. IT’S TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS.>>YOU WENT AT A 1.3 LOOKS.>>YOU WENT AT A 1.3 PACE, BUT YOU MISSED>>YOU WENT AT A 1.3 PACE, BUT YOU MISSED ONE. PACE, BUT YOU MISSED ONE.>>WHAT’S IT LIKE TO ONE.>>WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A TRAILBLAZER?>>WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A TRAILBLAZER?>>IT FEELS AMAZING, BE A TRAILBLAZER?>>IT FEELS AMAZING, TO BE ABLE TO DO>>IT FEELS AMAZING, TO BE ABLE TO DO THINGS THAT HAVEN’T TO BE ABLE TO DO THINGS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN ACCOMPLISHED THINGS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE, AND IT’S NOT BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE, AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR ME, YOU KNOW, BEFORE, AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR ME, YOU KNOW, IT’S FOR THE PEOPLE JUST FOR ME, YOU KNOW, IT’S FOR THE PEOPLE LOOKING UP TO ME. IT’S FOR THE PEOPLE LOOKING UP TO ME.>>I THINK THAT’S THE LOOKING UP TO ME.>>I THINK THAT’S THE MOST REWARDING THING,>>I THINK THAT’S THE MOST REWARDING THING, I WOULD HAVE NEVER MOST REWARDING THING, I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED THAT. I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED THAT. THEY HAVE A FACE THAT EXPECTED THAT. THEY HAVE A FACE THAT THEY CAN LOOK UP TO, THEY HAVE A FACE THAT THEY CAN LOOK UP TO, AND SO THAT’S REALLY THEY CAN LOOK UP TO, AND SO THAT’S REALLY COOL. AND SO THAT’S REALLY COOL.>>CHANGING THE FACE

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  1. You Go sisters. Next, you two will be driving them cars around the track with the checkered flag like Ms. Tia Norfleet. Black folks have always been part of car racing, Rock & Country music etc. As a young kid in the 70's I seen a Black funny car driver and I was hooked. Would buy all the magazines of that era with the posters of the cars in them. We got to participate.

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