Wendell Scott: Legend, Trailblazer… and NASCAR Hall of Famer

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Scott’s Legacy a Story of Perseverance, Excellence

Note: This release is part of a series in advance of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White are the five 2015 inductees. 

During a 13-year premier series career, Wendell Scott likely never considered he was making NASCAR history. The Virginian’s sole concern was getting to the next race on a miniscule budget.

Scott wasn’t the only driver to struggle financially. The odds of making a good living racing stock cars were long in the 1960s and early 1970s when purses were small, large sponsors unheard of and manufacturer support came and went with the turning of the calendar’s pages.

But Scott faced a challenge not shared by his fellow competitors: that of an African-American battling to succeed in a still-segregated society.  Continue reading

Darrell Wallace Jr Wins at Martinsville in Wendell Scott Tribute Truck

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Driving a No. 34 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota painted and numbered as a tribute to NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Wendell Scott—and with Scott’s family in attendance at Martinsville Speedway—polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. held off Timothy Peters to win Saturday’s Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

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NASCAR Announces Class of 2015 Hall of Fame

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Elliott, Lorenzen, Scott, Weatherly, White Comprise List Of New Inductees

NASCAR announced Wednesday the inductees who are the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the sixth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White. In addition, NASCAR announced that Anne B. France won the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Day is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, broadcast on NBC Sports Network from Charlotte, N.C.  Continue reading

Wendell Scott Decal Sported by Four NASCAR Series at Phoenix

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Since 2010, NASCAR has designated the first race weekend in March as a time to commemorate Wendell Scott’s first career start. Scott is the only African- American driver to win a Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Series event in NASCAR history.

Cars in all four NASCAR series competing at Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) will sport a commemorative decal.

The decals will be applied to the B or C post of each vehicle during the inspection processes throughout the entire weekend.

Car Placement of Wendell Scott Decal

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