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Tia Norfleet's background called into question

Updated: March 18, 2013, 4:44 PM ET
By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The credibility of Tia Norfleet, who claims to be the first black female to drive in a NASCAR race, has come under attack within the past week.

But according to her father, former NASCAR driver Bobby Norfleet, it is a "witch hunt."

Norfleet's racing background was questioned in a New York Times article.

In a February news release, Norfleet said she planned to race on the NASCAR Nationwide series this season. In a 2010 news release, ...

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