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Brown wins historic NHRA title

Updated: November 12, 2012, 12:04 AM ET
Associated Press

POMONA, Calif. -- Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel title on Sunday at the season-ending event.

Brown suffered minor burns to his hands when his engine popped in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then had to wait to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher lost in a photo finish to Brandon Bernstein.

"I feel so blessed to be in this moment right now and this is a big huge moment," Brown ...

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