Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Should NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth make the jump to the NBA?

   Check out this video of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth sinking a half-court shot before the start of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA game. Kenseth was making an appearance to promote the upcoming 55th annual Daytona 500.

   Video authenticity verified by Cory McCartney, digital content manager for Fox Sports South. You have to check these days!

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.”