Hot Wheels: African-American Racecar Drivers Who Blazed a Path

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Chase Austin

Chase Austin’s racing drive started at age 8 when his father built him his first go-cart. Now 21, Austin’s already blazed an impressive path: In May 2011, he debuted with Willy T. Ribbs’ Racing in the Firestone Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he became the first African-American to start in a Firestone Indy Lights race.

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