Mizell Minute: 5-24-14
Hubert celebrates a NASCAR driver who ran 495 races—and won ONCE—but made a large, eternal impact on the sport. Wendell Scott is the only African-American to win a race on NASCAR’s biggest circuit...it was the 1964 Jacksonville 200. Scott raced in the 50s and 60s, challenging the Good Ole Boys in deep-dish Southern towns. He was car owner and mechanic and driver. Scott endured racial slurs, from spectators and his fellow drivers. He was a story so compelling that Hollywood made a movie, called “Greased Lightning” that starred famed comedian Richard Pryor in the sole of Scott. Properly, 23 years after Wendell’s death in 1990, he is being inducted into the stock car racing’s Hall of Fame, alongside giants named Petty, Pearson, Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt Sr.