Wendell Scott Jr., son of pioneering NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott, has died.

Wendell Scott Jr. was a fixture on the crew of his father‘s family-based team, which broke barriers as the first full-time entry for a Black driver in NASCAR‘s top series. The elder Scott became the first Black driver to win a Cup Series race, breaking through on Dec. 1, 1963, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Wendell Scott was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015. Scott Jr. was among the family members making the trip from their Danville, Virginia, home to celebrate.

Wendell Scott Jr. was credited with three starts as a driver in the former NASCAR Grand National East Series during the 1973 season. Campaigning the No. 34 that his father raced with, he scored a best finish of 13th place at Hickory (N.C.) Speedway that November.


AND: “From his younger days working on his father‘s race car, Wendell Scott Jr.‘s passion for racing helped lift his father to the pinnacle of our sport. When his time as a competitor concluded, Wendell dedicated his life to preserving — and growing — his father‘s rich legacy. NASCAR is saddened to learn of his passing, and extends its deepest condolences to the entire Scott family during this difficult time.”


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