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Cars carry decals honoring Wendell Scott at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT

All the cars running the Pennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will carry special decals on their B-posts honoring 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, commemorating Scott’s first-career NASCAR premier series start on March 4, 1961. Racing vehicles in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Friday’s Stratosphere 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, also at LVMS, also carried the decals.

Scott is the only African-American driver to win a race in NASCAR’s top series, doing so in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1963. Between 1961 and 1973, he made 495-career starts in the premier series, primarily racing his own equipment, worked on by himself and his family. Scott finished in the top-five 20 times and posted 147 top-10 finishes in those 495 starts. He passed away in 1990.

Darrell Wallace Jr., a 2018 Cup Series rookie, is the second full-time African-American driver in NASCAR’s top series, the first since Scott.

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