“I just want to be involved with a winning effort. History books are great and milestones are great, but I want to be on that podium.”

(USA Today, 2011)

-Willy T. Ribbs, racecar driver. On May 19, 1971, Ribbs became the first black driver to qualify for the Indy 500. And in 1986, he became the first black person to drive a Formula One car. Though retired as a driver, Ribbs, 58, remains active in the sport as a racing team owner.