Wendell Scott became the first African-American to obtain a NASCAR racing license in 1953. Now, decades after making history, Wendell Scott is the first black racecar driver on the ballot for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott will be on the 2013 ballot and fans can vote for him onNASCAR.com.
Wendell Scott was the first and only black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup Series. He made history in 1952 at the Danville Fairgrounds Speedway, where he was the first black to compete in the stock car racing competition. The driver held 147 top-ten finishes during his career, but racial discrimination prevented him from entering the Victory Circle.