A former third grade teacher split a prestigious driving award alongside Martin Truex Jr.


Martin Truex Jr. has taken home numerous awards following his Cup Series championship, and he was named the co-winner of the annual Jerry Titus Award.

The Titus Award is given to the driver with the most overall votes for the annual All-America Racing team, and Truex actually tied with a former third grade teacher.

NHRA Top Fuel dragster champion Brittany Force is the co-winner of the Titus Award after her championship season, and she split the vote among the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association.

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Force edged out Steve Torrence for the Top Fuel title with her four win of the season.

"This season has been incredible, taking home the 2017 championship title for our Monster Energy Team and then to finish off our year by earning the Titus Award is truly unbelievable," Force said via The OC Register. "To be mentioned alongside so many influential names in the motorsports world is an accomplishment in itself and that is something I am very proud of.

"I have so much support around me and its because of my fans, my family and my team that the 2017 season was such a huge success. I am so appreciative of this huge recognition."

Force's father, John, won the Titus Award five times and was selected as an All-American 16 times. He won the NHRA championship 17 times.


It's a very prestigious honor for both Force and Truex, and it was well deserved for both Force and Truex.