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Wendell Scott Raced Into History 46 Years Ago

In a NASCAR season, one race is just a snap shot of a season. In NASCAR's storied history, fans have watched thousands of races and seen hundreds of winners. Only this one winner is about one driver, who for a moment in time he was on top of the world. For NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, 46 years ago on December 1, 1963 he won his first NASCAR race and his only. The significance of this seems small to some today, but back then being an African American, it was a monumental moment in motorsports history. Like in every race, there are storylines and Scott story goes much deeper. This story was rooted in a south festering with racial tensions and anger. In a time when African Americans were marching and fighting, Scott was racing. Scott began rac...

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