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Brown, Beckman finally win big

Updated: November 11, 2012, 11:53 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

POMONA, Calif. -- Seven months ago, Jack Beckman was viewed as the sacrificial lamb at Don Schumacher Racing.

On Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, he was viewed in a different light -- 2012 NHRA Funny Car champion.

Talk about Cinderella. In one of the most surprising runs to a championship in NHRA history, Beckman went from the afterthought step-child to the top driver of the season.

He joined his Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown on the podium. Brown ...

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