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NASCAR: Wendell Scott Finally on the Verge of Well-Deserved Recognition

For years, NASCAR has attempted to increase driver diversity within the sport, establishing development programs with the intent of shedding the Southern white male-dominated image of the sport. But fans well-grounded in the sport's history know that at least one driver broke down racial barriers as far back as the 1950s. His name was Wendell Scott. And now, thanks to a nominating panel, Scott, who passed away in 1990, will be eligible for induction into NASCAR's Hall of Fame as early as next year.The 1999 inductee of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame joins four others—Rusty Wallace, Raymond Fox, Ralph Seagraves, and Anne B. France—as nominees, but perhaps none ever had to overcome as much to get to where they were in t...

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