The Wendell Scott Center & Museum

The gallery spaces will highlight the life and legacy of Wendell Scott in a chronology of stories and event exhibits with set piece
and interactive experiences. There will be flexible galleries with areas for traveling exhibitions that rotate providing a fresh
experience to returning visitors.

The Legend

The story of Wendell Scott is not only a story of a single man defying the standards of the Jim Crow South, but the story of a man who had a goal and a drive and determination to accomplish that goal despite all of the challenges laid out in front of him.

“”It was like Picasso, a great artist doing his work. When he was in that car, he was doing his work.”

– Frank Scott, StoryCorps

Students served in each program

Mentors Matter

Steer into STEM

Legacy Leaders

WSF Students Attending College

  • Public 52% 52%
  • HBCU 15% 15%
  • Private 33% 33%

More than


of our participants are underserved youth

2014 Young Advocates Institute a Success!!

Greensboro, NC-This past weekend The Wendell Scott Foundation partnered in hosting the 2014 Young Advocates Institute (YAI). This project housed, trained, and bought together 200 teens, ages 13-17, from across North Carolina and Virginia for a weekend of prevention...

Fuel for the Future: Enhancing Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research presents: Enhancing Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), a panel discussion in which the goal is to: engage community, parents and youth in learning more about STEM fields,...

Wendell Scott elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first on Wednesday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five -- all drivers, another first -- voted in...

Greene Central HS in Snow Hill, NC enjoys a visit to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Greene Central HS in Snow Hill, NC enjoys a visit to NASCAR Hall of Fame. Post by The Wendell Scott Foundation.

Numbers on the Board

The 2013 Hall of Fame class is to be congratulated.  The Voting Committee was faced with perhaps its toughest vote to date.  The selections of Rusty Wallace, Buck Baker, Leonard Wood, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas were right on and all worthy.  But as we look to next...

Franklin Scott discussing his father’s legacy

Franklin Scott discussing his father's legacy Click Here for Video

Wendell Scott on Nascar Hall of Fame Ballot

WENDELL SCOTT – DRIVER/OWNER (B. 08/29/21 – D. 12/23/1990) Hometown: Danville, Virginia Competed: 1961-1973 Starts: 495 Wins: 1 Poles: 1 Wendell Scott wasn’t the first African-American to compete in NASCAR’s premier division. But the Danville, Va. native, whose career...

NASCAR: Virginia Dedicates Highway Marker to Wendell Scott

The Commonwealth of Virginia honored NASCAR diversity trailblazer Wendell Scott with a historical highway marker in his hometown of Danville, Va., to celebrate his legacy as the first African-American to win a race in what is now known as theNASCAR Sprint Cup Series....

NASCAR: Family members feel Wendell Scott deserves respect

For years, Wendell Scott Jr. said he has attempted to share the unvarnished story of his father’s tumultuous journey as a NASCAR pioneer. “I’ve done hundreds of interviews,” he said. “Most of what I have to say never gets past the editors.” According to Scott, Jr., an...

NASCAR Honors Wendell Scott’s First Race

In honor of the 50th anniversary of African-American racing pioneer Wendell Scott’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, all NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup cars competing this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will display a commemorative decal...

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