Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wendell Scott to be honored with VA historical marker
The first African American to win a race in what is now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will receive a state historical marker in Danville, VA.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved six new markers recently. One will honor NASCAR driver Wendell O. Scott Sr. He became the first African-American to win a NASCAR Grand National race, which took place in 1963.
The marker will read: “Persevering over prejudice and discrimination, Scott broke racial barriers in NASCAR, with a 13-year career that included 20 top five and 147 top ten finishes.”