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Family of NASCAR Driver Wendell Scott Presented with Historic Trophy

Family of NASCAR Driver Wendell Scott Presented with Historic Trophy

The family of Wendell Scott was presented with a trophy commemorating the driver’s historic race victory at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1963. A native of Danville, Va., Scott was the first African-American driver in NASCAR to win a race in the sport’s top series.

Members of the Scott family joined Brandon Thompson, NASCAR Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, for a virtual media availability on Friday to discuss the driver’s legacy and impact on NASCAR, and previewed Saturday’s presentation at the World Center of Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 28: NASCAR President Steve Phelps and Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 Columbia PFG Toyota, pose with the family of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Wendell Scott after a trophy presentation for the 1963 Jacksonville 200 win prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on August 28, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
DAYTONA, FL – AUGUST 28: Frank Scott, son of Wendell Scott, stands next to the trophy from the 1963 Jacksonville 200, presented to the family of Wendell Scott, the only Black driver to win a race at NASCARs top level, during the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 28, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl.(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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