As a point guard for Norfolk State University’s women’s basketball team, Daniels went for the opportunity and was eventually invited to join as a NASCAR pit crew member upon her graduation in 2016.
The 27-year-old is quite the barrier breaker, not only as a woman in the sport, but a Black woman at that.
Because of Them We Can reports that out of the nearly 3,000 NASCAR drivers who’ve made it to the Cup level, only 16 have been women. In 2013, the league hired its first woman to work for the pit crew.
On Feb. 14 and 15, Daniels joined Breanna O’Leary and Dalanda Ouendeno as one of only three women working for the pit crew.