Wendell Scott’s NASCAR trophy finally going home, after nearly 60 years of waiting

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The Charlotte Observer

Before Wendell Scott died in 1990, he accurately predicted the future. The former NASCAR driver, team owner and mechanic had a hunch that he would eventually receive his rightfully-deserved recognition. “He said that, ‘I may not be here with y’all, but one day I’ll get my trophy,’ ” said Frank Scott, Wendell’s son. In 1963, Wendell Scott won a NASCAR race in Jacksonville, Fla. It was an historic victory because he became the first — and to this day only — Black driver to win a race at NASCAR’s top level. Instead of the fanfare, photos and kiss from the track’s white trophy queen typically best…

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