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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. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Belle Coles Scott (1923 - 2015)
 
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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- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015
My favorite race car driver of all time few could equal you then and no one can equal you now.Mechanic, driver and man. Thank you Wendell Scott.
- Norman Warlord
 Added: Feb. 15, 2015

- LawBaby
 Added: Feb. 13, 2015
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