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Profiling Wendell Scott, an early pioneer of NASCAR who was nominated for the sport’s 2013 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday. Overcoming years of prejudice and major disadvantages, Scott became the sport’s first (and thus far only) African-American race winner in 1963.
Scott concluded his career with 20 top-fives, 147 top-10s, a single pole and the aforementioned victory. He accomplished all of that despite an establishment that never really gave him a chance to succeed. While NASCAR helped other top drivers find sponsorship, Scott made do with an amateur crew, old tires and second-tier equipment.