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Wendell Oliver Scott, Sr
Birth: Aug. 29, 1921
Death: Dec. 23, 1990

Auto Race Car Driver. He was the first African American stock car racer, beginning racing in NASCAR's Winston Cup Division in 1961. Richard Pryor portayed him in motion picture "Greased Lightening." In 1999 he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame. 
 
Burial:
Cunningham Cemetery
Danville City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barb Watkins
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31430958
Wendell Oliver Scott, Sr
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Wendell Oliver Scott, Sr
Added by: Barb Watkins
 
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Wendell is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, class of 2015. All his efforts are appreciated.
- Dennis Moon
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
I've read that hard work and perseverance gets one into the Hall of Fame; Mr. Scott you worked 3 times as hard as anyone else! This country and NASCAR is still racked with stupidity and ignorance in the form of racism. You stood your ground thru it all. T...(Read more)
- Rick M.
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
Congradulations on your induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
- Pete LaFaucia
 Added: May. 21, 2014
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