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Wendell Scott drove through racism to become a NASCAR Hall of Famer

Wendell Scott overcame many obstacles to excel at NASCAR’s highest level. His racing career doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. When racing fans think of NASCAR, many iconic names come to mind. Richard Petty, Joe Weatherly, Dale Earnhardt (Sr. and Jr.), Fireball Roberts and Jeff Gordon are just a few of the legends in motorsports. Wendell Scott is often forgotten.
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Bubba Wallace Says Wendell Scott Is ‘Legend Status’ Ahead of Honoring NASCAR Pioneer in Sunday’s Race

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is following in the footsteps of those who have gone before him. That fact is not lost on the 27-year-old driver. On Tuesday (May 4), Wallace announced that his No. 23 car’s paint scheme for his next race in Darlington will honor legendary NASCAR driver Wendell Scott. Scott was the first African American driver to race in NASCAR’s premier series, according to his biography in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was also the first African American to win a race.
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Bubba Wallace To Honor Wendell Scott With Darlington Throwback Scheme

It’s hard to beat the paint scheme that Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will run this weekend at Darlington Raceway. The track’s annual throwback weekend, moved to Mother’s Day for this season, is headlined by Sunday’s Goodyear 400. Drivers competing in the Cup Series race will feature cars with various paint schemes celebrating NASCAR history.
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Root Insurance Proud To Unveil No. 23 Toyota Camry Throwback Paint Scheme Honoring Wendell Scott

The No. 23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry will honor the legacy of Wendell Scott this Sunday, May 9, at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway with Bubba Wallace in the driver's seat. The car's throwback design pays homage to Scott's iconic "Scott Blue 34" paint scheme (a dark powder-blue) with white numerals from his historic 1963 victory at Jacksonville's Speedway Park. The car's look was unveiled today on 23XI Racing's social channels as seen here.
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Wendell Scott family reclaims his dirt track race car and brings it back to Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Before Hall of Famer Wendell Scott became the first African American NASCAR Cup series winner, he paved his way through dirt track racing. “He was a dirt track master; one of his favorite passions was dirt driving, because it kind of carried him back to his days when he was running the back roads of Virginia and North Carolina,” said his son, Frank Scott.
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The Life of Groundbreaking Driver Wendell Scott May Get the Prestige TV Treatment

In 2015, Wendell Scott was posthumously inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott was the first Black driver to win a NASCAR race and the first to compete in the premier series; he was also a veteran of World War II and spent time running an auto repair shop. Scott is rightly hailed as a pioneer in NASCAR, though his family has still struggled to get some of his accomplishments fully recognized.
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Lion Forge Films announces plans for multiple projects celebrating NASCAR legend Wendell Scott

David Steward II’s Lion Forge Films and parent company Polarity, a Black-owned entertainment holding company, have inked a deal with Scott 34 Racing to create Wendell Scott Ventures. The new initiative is aimed at introducing audiences to the groundbreaking life and legacy of Wendell Scott, the iconic African-American NASCAR driver that broke records and color barriers all over the country, through films, TV series, docu-series, digital content, and games.
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Wendell Scott Broke Down Barriers for Minorities in NASCAR

If he were still alive, Wendell Scott would be celebrating his 100th birthday in August. Fifty-eight years after his first victory in NASCAR's top division, the NASCAR Hall of Fame member would be able to see how the barriers he broke down have provided opportunity for minorities in stock car racing.