Wendell Scott

NASCAR Shows Off New Decals Celebrating Wendell Scott

NASCAR chose Sunday’s Vegas race to show off new Wendell Scott decals on cars, inviting the former driver’s family and decal designer. The decal was part of Wendell Scott Weekend at the track. Scott was the first African-American driver to win a premier series race. The racing league designated the honor to the first race weekend of March, which coincides with the NASCAR Hall of Famer’s first start — March 4, 1961.
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Mural of Wendell Scott, first Black driver to win NASCAR Cup race, unveiled in Phoenix for Black History Month

At the corner of Grant and First streets in downtown Phoenix, there’s an unassuming brick building, painted tan as if to fade into its surroundings. It’s used as a warehouse for Phoenix Elementary District No. 1, but earlier this month, it took on a second life as a blank canvas for the Shining Light Foundation, which commissioned a mural of Martin Luther King Jr. with the words, “I Am Black History” along its south wall.

NASCAR legend Wendell Scott to be honored through NFTs

Historic NASCAR driver Wendell Scott is set to be honored with a series of historic NFTs. Along with being a Danville native, Wendell Scott is known for being the first African American NASCAR driver to win a Grand National race on Dec. 1, 1963. His memory is commemorated through the...

Before Bubba Wallace, there was Wendell Scott

TALLADEGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Before Bubba Wallace, there was Wendell Scott. On Monday, Bubba Wallace became only the second Black driver to win in NASCAR’s top racing series. His win comes more than 50 years after Wendell Scott became the first. Scott was a trailblazer in the sport. A native of Virginia, Scott was the […]

WFXR Sports Fastlane – Watkins Glen recap, Indianapolis Road Course preview, Bob Jenkins remembered, Wendell Scott honored, Harrison Burton profile

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR Sports Director Jermaine Ferrell and WFXR Sports racing insider Sammy Eanes have the latest WFXR Sports Fastlane. This week, Jermaine and Sammy recap Watkins Glen. They also remember sports broadcaster Bob Jenkins who passed away. Danville native and NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott to be honored by NASCAR for winning his only race. Harrison Burton is profiled as he moves to the Wood Brothers in 2022.