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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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
One of the highest rated program on the Nashville Network’s Inside NASCAR, this feature was one Wendell Scott’s last interview.
As construction of Nascar’s $146 million Hall of Fame takes shape in Charlotte, N.C., racing fans are arguing over the nominees for the first five inductees to be honored there. But the biggest debate may be over a name missing from the 25 contenders announced last month: Nascar’s pioneering black driver, Wendell O. Scott. “Wendell Scott was a hero Nascar didn’t want,” Larry […]