NHRA Driver
Antron Brown
Brown
  • Date of birth:
    March 01, 1976
  • Hometown:
    Chesterfield, N.J.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Matco Tools dragster
  • Crew Chief:
    Brian Corradi/Mark Oswald
  • Career Wins: 46
    TF: 30 PSB: 16
  • Career Final Rounds: 87
    TF: 54 PSB: 33
  • Career Best E.T.:
    3.701
  • Career Best Speed:
    328.78
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Raced to four victories; Appeared in six final rounds; Claimed two No.1 qualifying positions; Raced to three final round appearances and won two events during the Countdown to the Championship
  • 2012: Won first Mello Yello world championship; became first African-American NHRA world champ and first black driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship title; raced to six victories in 11 final rounds; claimed three No. 1 qualifying positions; set national E.T. record at 3.701 seconds at Reading; qualified for all 23 events; earned two wins in three finals in Countdown playoffs
  • 2011: Raced to six victories in eight final rounds; won the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis; in the Countdown playoffs raced
    to one victory in two finals; earned three No. 1 qualifying positions; after contending for the
    championship until late on the final day of racing, posted a third place points finish; set career-best performances for time and speed
  • 2010: Earned one victory in six final rounds; Won season-ending Pomona 2; Claimed five No. 1 qualifying positions; Finished in the top five for the third-straight season
  • 2009: Swept the Western Swing,earning him the “Quest for the Full Throttle Moment” for the season in TF; Led all TF drivers with six wins and 10 final rounds; Led all TF drivers with 51 round-wins and .739 winning pct. (51-18); Raced to victories in Phoenix, Madison, Denver, Seattle, Sonoma, and Pomona 2; Was second in TF with seven No. 1 qualifiers
  • 2008: Made successful transition to Top Fuel from Pro Stock Motorcycle; Raced to victories at Houston and Atlanta; was No. 1 qualifier at Pomona 1, Englishtown and Sonoma; Became only driver in NHRA history to win races in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle
  • 2007: Brown finished his last season as one of a two-driver operation for the U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle team owned by Don Schumacher, where he teamed with Angelle Sampey
  • 2006: Joined the Mickey Thompson 6-Second Pro Stock Bike Club; Has now won at least one race every season since 1999; Had two wins (Atlanta and Brainerd) in five final-round appearances
  • 2005: Finished in POWERade top 10 for the eighth time in his career; Earned his 14th career win at Englishtown on Father’s Day; Has won at least one race every season since 1999
  • 2004: Advanced to the final round in four of the final five races of the season, with a pair of wins; competed at his 100th career race; established career-best elapsed time (Reading); won the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the second time in his career
  • 2003: Earned victory at Brainerd; established career-best elapsed time (Englishtown)
  • 2002: Finished in the top four for the fourth consecutive season; Earned one win; Established career-best speed
  • 2001: Finished a career-best second in the final POWERade standings; Earned six No. 1 qualifying positions; Won three events for the third consecutive season
  • 2000: Won the U.S. Nationals and the Pro Stock Bike bonus event during the same weekend
  • 1999: Won the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award that was presented to the NHRA racer destined for future greatness
  • 1998: Finished seventh in the standings despite a DNQ at Gainesville, his first career start

Personal
  • Wife: Billie Jo
  • Daughter: Arianna Celeste; Sons Anson and Adler
  • Height/weight: 5-foot-8, 145 pounds
  • Hobbies: NHRA Jr. Dragsters; remote-control boats; motorcycles; fitness
  • Ran quick enough in the 100-meter dash to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1997; First team owner was NFL star cornerback Troy Vincent 

 
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