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Scott, Wendell Oliver Sr.

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1990 AD
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.