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By Vashti Hurt On Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Wendell Scott to Become 1st Black NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee

Wendell Oliver Scott was born Aug. 29, 1921 in Danville, Virginia. His father was an expert mechanic, a trade the young Scott quickly learned. After serving in Europe during World War II, Scott returned home to More...

By Vashti Hurt On Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Darrell Wallace Jr. Makes Magic at Martinsville

The scene was set.  The first African-American to win a national NASCAR race in 1963 and future Hall of Fame inductee, Wendell Scott, would be honored at his home track in Martinsville, VA.  Darrell Wallace Jr., More...

By Vashti Hurt On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

1st Black NASCAR HOF Inductee to Be Honored this Weekend

This weekend NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway will honor 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier More...

By Vashti Hurt On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Wendell Scott to Become 1st African American Inducted Into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Racing pioneer Wendell Scott’s name will now be listed where it rightfully should be – along with Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Junior Johnson in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR announced today More...

By Vashti Hurt On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Virginia Honors African American NASCAR Pioneer Wendell Scott With Highway Marker

Wendell Scott was the first  African-American to win a race in what is now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. During his barrier-breaking 13-year career as a driver at NASCAR’s top level, he had 20 top-five More...

By Robert Littal On Monday, April 16th, 2012

African-American NASCAR Pioneer Wendell Scott Nominated for Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott was the first African American driver to win a NASCAR Cup level race. Scott made 495 starts during his career and posted 147 top-10 finishes.  His career average finish was 15.1 and he finished in More...

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