Racing Against The Odds: The Story Of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-american Champion
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
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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