The animated story of Wendell Scott, African American NASCAR driver
Son Tells Of Scott's Courage To Race In Face Of Hate
The short was inspired by an NPR interview with Scott's son and grandson, Warrick Scott, after Wendell was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame last year. They recall working in their garage and Scott's determination to race despite injuries small or large, not to mention whatever discrimination or indignity he might face at a race, or death threats and bans from certain tracks.
Two minutes isn't enough time to even scratch the surface of Wendell's career or the adversity that he must have faced on an everyday basis, but he never gave up. Over his 13-year career, he had 495 starts and a handful of top-five finishes. He retired in 1973 and passed away in 1990, but as mentioned earlier it took another 25 years for him to make it into the Hall of Fame. If nothing else, the video above (and the making-of video below) should perk up your curiosity about Scott's incredible life and career. Scott was the subject of at least one biography, Hard Driving, which is available on Amazon and elsewhere.
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