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Brown quiets any critics with breakout victories in Top Fuel

Go from Pro Stock Motorcycle to Top Fuel and be successful ... right away? With two wins in six events, Antron Brown proved it can be done, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: April 30, 2008, 6:59 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

Maybe there wasn't a collective outcry of cynicism from Drag Racing Nation when Antron Brown was announced as the driver replacing Whit Bazemore in the David Powers Motorsports Top Fuel dragster late in 2007, but then again, there wasn't a rousing chorus of universal acclaim, either. After all, how well could a Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran suddenly adjust to the demands of driving the fastest machines in the sport?

In the span of just six NHRA POWERade national events ...

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