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Wendell Scott poses for a portrait in his car as he became the first African-American driver to win in the NASCAR Cup division with a victory in 1963 at Jacksonville Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Scott was NASCAR's first black competitor, starting in the sportsman class in 1953.  (Photo by ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images)
Wendell Scott poses for a portrait in his car as he became the first African-American driver to win in the NASCAR Cup division with a victory in 1963 at Jacksonville Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Scott was NASCAR's first black competitor, starting in the sportsman class in 1953. (Photo by ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images)

NASCAR to present Wendell Scott’s family with race win trophy

The Wendell Scott Foundation has announced that NASCAR will present Scott’s family with a trophy for his win in the 1964 win at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, FL.

Buck Baker was originally scored as the race winner before a scoring review shows the Scott was the actual winner.

“Our time has come! The Scott family attended a private event hosted by NASCAR where they announced they will present the family with a trophy for Wendell’s Grand National win from 1963! To say we’re excited would be an understatement.

The trophy will be awarded to the family at the Coca Cola Zero 400 race at Daytona Speedway, August 28.”

Last night the Scott family was invited to a private event hosted by Nascar to honor Wendell Scott. We're excited to…

Posted by The Wendell Scott Foundation on Thursday, August 5, 2021