Wendell O. Scott Sr. (1921-1990) Marker, Q-5-j

On 1 Dec. 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida, Wendell O. Scott Sr. became the first African American to win a NASCAR Grand National race. He lived here in the house he built after his return from World War II. Persevering over prejudice and discrimination, Scott broke racial barriers in the sport of NASCAR, with a 13-year career that included 20 top five and 147 top ten finishes. He retired in 1973 after an injury suffered during a race in Talladega, Alabama. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame, among 13 halls of fame, has inducted him as a member.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: December 13, 2012
Year On Marker: 2012
Original Sponsor: City of Danville
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Danville
Physical Description of Location: 118 Wendell Scott Dr., Danville VA 24540.
GPS Location: 36.609129,-79.395869
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