Victor Gonzalez, Jr.
22 Notable Latino Firsts in the History of Sports
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/24/2013 - 14:57

It was a historic moment in the world of NASCAR this weekend. The association welcomed its first Latino driver - Puerto Rican Victor Gonzalez Jr. According to Fox News Latino, Gonzalez is the first Caribbean-born racer to drive a stock car in an official Sprint Cup race.

In honor of this historic NASCAR moment, we've rounded up 21 other notable Latino first moments in sports:


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Golfing Legend Nancy Lopez Divorcing Husband of 27 Years
By Mariela Rosario | 07/21/2009 - 17:00

Nancy Lopez shook up the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1978, when she became the first Latina to win the tournament. Lopez's star continued to rise and she was named Rookie of the Year in 1978 and four time Player of the Year, and she eventually claimed a spot in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Now it seems like this golf legend has run out of luck, at least in the love department.


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