The Story of Wendell Scott, First Black NASCAR Hall of Famer

The Story of Wendell Scott, First Black NASCAR Hall of Famer* win this 1100hp ...

The Story of Wendell Scott, First Black NASCAR Hall of Famer

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Now, it might seem like just about anyone can hop up and with enough skill, athleticism, and determination, work their way into the sport of their choosing.

Back in 1952, when Wendell Scott first picked up racing, that most certainly wasn’t the case as a lifestyle of segregation ran rampant across the country. Even with such a steep hill to climb, that wouldn’t stop Scott from going out there and kicking some ass!

In this story, we hear from Wendell’s son, Frank, and grandson, Warrick, as they tell the tale of his resilience to the political climate and confidence in a period when many would falter.In this period, sponsors would decline Wendell and death threats would loom at certain tracks, all because of the color of his skin.┬áSome tracks, in fact, even banned him from racing altogether.

In this period, sponsors would decline Wendell and death threats would loom at certain tracks, all because of the color of his skin. Some tracks, in fact, even banned him from racing altogether.

Check out the video below that shows off a career filled with what his family calls a “great artist doing his work.” Wendell would be inducted to the NASCAR hall of fame 25 years after his death in 2015.We would classify Wendell as a true inspiration to anyone who has ears to listen.

We would classify Wendell and his struggle as a true inspiration to anyone who has a set of ears to listen.

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