Keynote Featuring NHRA Champion, Antron Brown
Recorded On: 11/03/2022
Award-winning broadcast presenter and journalist Amanda Busick conducts a fun, high energy, informative interview with American drag racer and Top Fuel champion Antron Brown. This SEMA Show keynote session is an unparalleled opportunity to be inspired and learn from one of the best in the industry. Get energized and empowered as Antron Brown shares his championship journey in a compelling way, raise big ideas and inspire you to aim higher, overcome obstacles and imagine whole new ways of doing, being and thinking.
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Antron Brown is a three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion (2012, ’15-16) and winner of 71 NHRA races, including 54 in Top Fuel, the premier category in the high-speed sport. He is the only driver in the sport’s history to have won races in the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. Brown spent 10 seasons on two wheels before transitioning to the world’s fastest accelerating vehicle, a Top Fuel dragster, in 2008. He earned the pole position in his first Top Fuel race and won in his fourth start. Brown put his name amongst racing elite in 2012 when he scored his first championship becoming the first Black American driver to secure a major motorsports series title. He accentuated his resume with consecutive titles in 2015-16, cementing his name amongst the sport’s greats. Brown was named Autoweek magazine’s Top Fuel driver of the 2010s decade. In 2019, he announced the formation of AB Motorsports and in 2022, his lifelong dream of becoming a team owner/driver became a reality. In its rookie season, the Brown-owned Matco Tools team won three races, including the prestigious U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis on Labor Day. Brown also has 49 career No. 1 qualifiers and a career-best speed of more than 335 mph.
Presenter/Pit Lane Reporter
Amanda Busick is an award-winning broadcast reporter for the NHRA on FOX Sports, Presenter/Pit Lane Reporter for SRO America GT World Challenge on CBS Sports, Grid Host/Pit Lane Reporter for FIA Formula E on CBS & Presenter/Pit Lane Reporter for Ferrari Challenge on CBS and a live-event host/moderator for Formula 1, Discovery, MotorTrend, NFL on Location, Women Shifting Gears driven by Hemmings & more. In her capacity with the NHRA, Busick is the “Top-End” reporter during racing as well as a co-host for Sunday Nitro Live, a pre-race show airing on FS1. Across digital platforms, Busick is a host on NHRA’s in-house content also featured on FOXSports.com. In 2021, Busick joined SRO America's GT World Challenge broadcast team as Presenter of the series in addition to Pit Lane Reporter. With 4 series under the SRO America umbrella, Amanda concluded her inaugural season with the property at the Indianapolis 8hr endurance race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Since 2018, Busick has served as Pit Lane reporter for Formula E’s double-header American weekend from New York City and Mexico City. Nationally the broadcast airs on CBS and is shown in 120+ countries worldwide. In 2021, Busick hosted CBS' Pre-Race ceremonies alongside IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti. Busick made her MotorTrend debut in 2019 as co-host alongside Justin Bell for the 69th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and stepped into reporter duties for the 2020 Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale on MotorTrend & Discovery. As a live-event host/emcee, Busick has led press & promotional events for clients including Formula 1, NFL On-Location, HUGO BOSS, Porsche, CrowdStrike, John Wooden College Basketball Tip-Off, World Wide Technology, Women Of Fox Sports, National Hot Rod Association and CS Global. Amanda Busick is a native of Greensboro, NC and graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship. After college, she relocated to New York City and has also spent time in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. She currently resides in North Carolina and is a connoisseur of college basketball, Ranch dressing and Hot Yoga. Proud Aunt to Madeleine Mac & Beckett Douglas, Busick credits her relentless pursuit and drive to her mom, Donna Busick.