NASCAR Driver And Danville, VA Native Wendell Scott, Sr. Honored

6:57 PM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
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Danville, VA -- A highway historical marker was unveiled Friday at the home of NASCAR racing pioneer Wendell Scott, Sr.

A crowd of more than 300 people gathered for the unveiling of the new marker. The Scott family stood proudly while honoring their connection to the past of racing history.

Mike Helton, president of NASCAR attended the ceremony and watched as Wendell Scott, Jr. took to the podium speaking of his father. According to NASCAR, Wendell Scott, Sr. was the first African-American driver to win what would later become, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Danville's Mayor, Sherman Saunders, dedicated April 5, 2013 as Wendell Scott Day and restored the No. 11 car.

According to NASCAR, Wendell spent 13 years racing. His career highlights include 20 top five and 147 top 10 finishes in 495 starts.

WFMY News 2/City of Danville/NASCAR

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