Wendell Scott Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Taking the lead for the first time in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is almost like a rite of passage. The most recent driver to add his name to the list of drivers to take the lead is Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. He led briefly in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was memorable. Wallace drove like a veteran as storm clouds rolled in at Bristol. He drove through the top-10, eventually finding himself in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Few of the drivers that will take the green flag in the Daytona 500 know just how much history is riding with them compared to Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. While Wallace is just as competitive as his peers, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender will be the first African American to compete in “The Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway since Wendell Scott in 1969. He will also be the first African American to compete in NASCAR’s top seriesRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New motor coach. Friends and family tickets to the Daytona 500. Lively media mixer at local go-kart track. Motivational call from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Check, check, check and CHECK. Darrell Wallace Jr. figures he’s pretty set for his inaugural debut driving Richard Petty’s No. 43 Smithfield Chevrolet in NASCAR’s biggest race, the Feb. 18 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (on FOX at 2:30 p.m.). The popular driver known by friends and fans simply as, “Bubba” showed up to participateRead More
August 29, 1921 – December 23, 1990 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee When Wendell Oliver Scott, of Danville, VA, was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015, it marked the end of a long journey by the Scott family to see the driver given the respect that he deserved for his accomplishments. Unfortunately, the moment came 25 years too late for Scott himself to see it. When I was young, I had seen the film Greased Lightning. In fact, I watched it several times because HBO wouldRead More