Grant paints picture of ‘ignorant’ NASCAR culture

"Mo" Grant spent nearly three years as a race official in the Nationwide Series, working for NASCAR as the only African-American female in such a role. Now she's at the center of a $225 million lawsuit filed against the organization, in which she alleges sexual and racial discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. She claims she was called demeaning names, subjected to sexual advances — including two male co-workers allegedly exposing themselves to her — and made the brunt of graphic and lewd jokes. In her first face-to-face and most extensive interview since the lawsuit became public, Grant, 32, spoke to this week about some of the background of the suit. During the two-hour, sometimes emotional interview (including an animated discussion about last week's NASCAR race at Michigan), her passion for the sport was evident. More at

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