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Racing Against The Odds: The Story Of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-american Champion

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Racing Against The Odds The Story

Two Lions


Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

A biography of Wendell O. Scott, who made history as the only African American driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) division.
Your child will love this amazing book by Carole Boston Weatherford. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and it was published sometime in October of 2009 by Two Lions. This is the 1st ed. of the book has 40 pages and it contains a variety of wonderfully colored illustrations, visit the hyperlink below.

Wendell O. Scott made history as the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National (now Spring Cup) division. A man who"didn't just dust the competition, he blazed a trail. Eric Velasquez's illustrations and Carole Boston Weatherford's rhythmic text illuminate the story of a man who worked full-time while racing on the side. Born in Danville, Virginia, he scrimped and saved to buy his first car, a Model T, at age fourteen."A man who raced against all odds. Despite the fact that he"loved to turn the wheel of a racecar, work magic on an engine, and then push it more quickly than it was ever meant to go,"he never had the resources or sponsorship to purchase a brand-new racecar. Using secondhand Fords that he fixed up in his garage, he competed in five hundred races in NASCAR's top division. An author's note is also included. A man who married, raised six children, and educated all of them.



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