Wendell Scott

Wendell Scott was a racing legend who passed away on Dec. 23, 1990. He was the first Black driver to win a major NASCAR race, which he accomplished on Dec. 1, 1963. Scott was also the first African-American team owner in NASCAR to compete at the sport’s highest level.

He paved the way for Bubba Wallace who, according to information released by NASCAR, became only the second African-American driver to win a race in 2013. (AP Photo)

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