Wendell Scott was born on August 29, 1921 in Danville, Virginia. He was the only black driver to win a top NASCAR series known today as the Sprint Cup series. He won the race at the Jacksonville, Florida Speedway Park in December 1, 1963. Scott died on December 23, 1990. Scott earned four top-ten finishes in 1961 and would go on to have a very successful career on the raceway. In his 495 races, Scott compiled 1 win, 20 top-5 finishes and 147 top-10s.
Text “Kiss” To 23845 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply
Actor Richard Pryor did a portrayal of Wendell Scott’s life in the movie “Greased Lightning.”
Watch a short video of Wendell Scott’s life as a race driver.
LIKE KissRichmond On Facebook To Keep Up With your favorite artist and celebrity news!