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"When Willy T. Ribbs speaks his words are packed with punch, power and purpose."
|        -    CNN

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Willy T. Ribbs is a legendary figure in the world of motorsports, carving a unique path as the first African-American driver to test a Formula One car and to compete in the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Renowned for breaking racial barriers in a predominantly white sport, Ribbs has an extensive racing career that spans Trans-Am, NASCAR, and IndyCar series. He earned numerous victories, notably in the Trans-Am Series where he was a 17-time race winner. A steadfast advocate for diversity, Ribbs has paved the way for future generations of minority drivers, symbolizing resilience and determination in the face of adversity. His inspiring journey and significant accomplishments underscore his prominent place in the annals of motorsports history.

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An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs - a Black race car driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier & racer in the storied history of the Indy 500.

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