Richard Petty

Wendell Scott Didn’t Win a NASCAR Race; He Won Over 100 NASCAR Races

When Wendell Scott’s career is discussed it is inevitably said that he had one win and with that one win at Jacksonville in 1963 he was the first African American driver to win a NASCAR race.  Wrong.  Wendell Scott won at least 128 races at local tracks long before he started his premier series (Sprint Cup) career.

Based on his body of work, Scott deserves to be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame and like other pioneers such as Red Byron and Raymond Parks it is not a matter of “if” but “when” he is enshrined.
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