The first black female Nascar driver sits down with HoopsVibe to discuss racing, hoops, and Danica.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call:
Tia Norfleet is used to racing with the boys and overcoming obstacles. Tia's the first African American female Nascar driver and proud to carry on her family racing tradition. Her father Bobby Norfleet raced for Nascar before Tia came along to carry on the family tradition.
HV: What got you into racing? We know your father is Bobby Norfleet, so was it just being around the track all the time?
Tia: Yeah, I was just around the track a lot as a kid. My dad raced and pretty soon I wanted to do it too.
HV: How'd that go?
Tia: Well, he was pretty protective of me at first. Eventually, he became really supportive of the idea when he saw I was serious about it and put his career on the back burner. Today, he's my biggest supporter.
HV: You're the first African American female Nascar drive. Tell us about that.
Tia: Well, I'm abviously black and I'm obviously a female, but really I'm just a driver. I've gotten a lot of support along the way. That's what makes it possible.
HV: There is another women racer that's been making a lot of noise. What are your thoughts on Danica breaking a lot of similar barriers in Nascar?
Tia: Hats off to Danica. She's making women look good in the sport.
HV: Who would win in a race between you and Danica?
Tia: I have to say me of course.
HV: Of course. Now, HoopsVibe is a basketball site, so who' your team?
Tia: After last yera, I'm liking Oklahoma and Miami.
HV: Wait a second, that was the finals. Have you always liked them or did you just hop on?
Tia: I grew up following the Bulls and Mordan and all those guys, but this playoffs Miami just won me over.
HV: Who's your favorite player?
Tia: Kobe, Rondo, Wade, Garnett. I like a lot of players.
HV: Would you ever date an NBA player.
Tia: Actually, I have a significant other right now.
HV: Do you have any upcoming races or events people can check you out at?
Tia: They can always keep up with me at www.TiaNorfleet34.com.
Photo Credits: Tia Norfleet
Ring Girl and Video Vixen Claudia Lopez Sits Down With HoopsVibe to discuss Kobe and more.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This girl's a die hard Kobe fan. Vanessa better watch out.
She knows her way around a boxing and MMA ring and she's a huge Laker's fan. Sounds like Claudia Lopez has just what it takes to sit down and talk shop with HoopsVibe. Don't let her looks fool you. This girls got one thing on her mind, championships.
HV: Are you a big basketball fan?
Claudia: I love me some Lakers! LA Lakers fan.
HV: Who's your favorite player?
HV: Since you're a model men must hit on you all the time. How do you like a man to approach you?
Claudia: I honestly see all men as supporters so I give everyone the chance to conversate. The best way to approach me will be with a civilized conversation rather than flodding me with compliments.
HV: What's your favorite part of your body and why?
Claudia: I love my body as it is. I think all girls should love their bodies as well. My favorite part would be my face and legs.
HV: What would shock people to know about you they haven't already read?
Claudia: I love onions!
HV: If you could change one thing on your body what would it be.
Claudia: I am honestly confortable with my body the way it is, but if I can magically chance something, it would be my bottoms. I wouldn't mind having a bigger booty.
HV: Are you single? Trust me our readers will want to know lol.
Claudia: Yes, I am single.
HV: How would you describe yourself as a lover? Are you shy or do you like to take charge?
Claudia: I take charge. I'd rather express myself than be shy. I like to speak my mind and allow my parter to know how I feel and what I think rather than keeping quiet. I think that in a relationship it's really important to have strong communication skills and express each other. Shyness won't really work. But who know, It's just an opinion
HV: If you could date one celebrity who would it be and why?
Claudia: Wentworth Miller, Michael Ealy, Josh Duhamel. They are simply amazing! I love them all. If I had one of them I'd live happy.
Photo Credit: Allen Wayne
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HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: DUH.