Season 3 | October 2022
Oct. 24, 2022

Day 23 - Black Is America - Wendell Scott Part 3

Day 23 - Black Is America - Wendell Scott Part 3

Day 23 for the C4 challenge, we celebrate National iPod Day.

We also share Part 3 of Wendell Scott: An American Racing Legend. How does one compete in NASCAR while facing discrimination?

In this episode of the Black Is America podcast, we chronicle the life of NASCAR legend Wendell Scott. The Danville, Virginia native goes from bootlegging on the back roads of the Commonwealth to extraordinary heights of stock car racing. Even though Scott would never have a significant sponsor, he would still compete against the best in NASCAR.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • A brief history of Danville, Virginia
  • Why the story of Wendell Scott mirrors the story of NASCAR
  • Two pivotal moments in Wendell's Scott Career
  • Why Wendell Scott served as his mechanic
  • About Wendell Scott's success as a driver and owner

Notable figures mentioned in this episode:

Marshall Major Taylor

The Texas Western Starting 5

Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.

Willy T. Ribbs

Bill Lester

Michael Jordan

John Cohen

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Brad Daugherty

Sir Lewis Hamilton

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