A serious blow has been dealt to NASCAR's ongoing efforts towards inclusion in the form of a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of David Scott.

Scott, an African-American support driver, was at the receiving end of some "n"asty words during an incident that took place in 1999, involving an employee of an unnamed team wearing a white pillow case over his head, in an ignorant ploy to imitate a member of the KKK.

After the racially motivated episode, Scott was promised a job with Stock Car's sanctioning body, which never came to fruition over a five-year period. By filing the lawsuit, Scott seeks to receive damages and back pay for lost wages over the half-decade long negotiations.

[Source: Reuters]

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