Scott, Wendell Oliver Sr.

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Born: Aug 28, 1921 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Race Drivers


1921 - Born on the 28th of August. He was an American stock car racing driver from Danville, Virginia.

1947 - Scott began racing on local tracks in hobby, amateur and sportsman classes.

1959 - He won 22 races, the Richmond track championship, and the Virginia state sportsman title.

1961 - He moved up to the NASCAR Grand National (now Nextel Cup) division.

1963 - He finished 15th in points, and on December 1st, he won a race at Jacksonville, Florida on the one mile dirt track at Speedway Park; the first and to date only top level NASCAR event won by an African-American.

1964 - Scott finished 12th in points despite missing several races.

1969 - His top year in winnings was when he won $47,451.

1973 - He was forced to retire due to injuries from a racing accident at Talladega, Alabama.

       - He achieved one win and 147 top ten finishes in 495 career Grand National starts.

1990 - He died on the 23rd of December.

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