Sprint Cup Series

Earnhardt Investigation – NASCAR

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Earnhardt crash
NASCAR’s legendary superstar, Dale Earnhardt, was killed on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, the sport’s biggest race.  The event occurred live on FOX Sports in what was its first broadcast of a multi-year partnership.  NASCAR and the sports world were stunned.

Earnhardt was the fourth NASCAR driver killed in less than two years. The sport’s executives were under increasing pressure to immediately address the rising safety issues.
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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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