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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 education, leadership development, and skill building seminars. Hosted at North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, NC. The Institute featured many […]

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, understand the important role underrepresented populations portray in filling these positions and determine ways to increase minority involvement in the evolving 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 the hall on Wednesday. Scott joins popular NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, two-time series […]

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

Wendell in Action

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 year’s nominating and voting process the Wendell Scott story should be discussed […]

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

Nascar Hall of Fame

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 on wheels began as a taxi driver, was the first of his race to become a full-time competitor in the series at a time where sponsors were […]

NASCAR: Virginia Dedicates Highway Marker to Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott Mural

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. Scott broke racial barriers in NASCAR over his 13-year career at NASCAR’s top level that included 20 […]

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 incident at Bristol Motor Speedway in the mid-1960s is illustrative of the hardships […]

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 bearing Scott’s image. Scott made his first start in NASCAR’s premier series 50 years ago – March 4, 1961 – […]