NASCAR’s efforts to diversify a sport steeped in history
ROANOKE, Va. – NASCAR has a rich tradition and history that dates back more than 70 years. So being able to share that information and serve as a steering mechanism, if you will, toward the opportunities,” said Warrick Scott. I get inboxes and mementos all the time and they want us to know they want to race,” Scott said. Not only compete in a race, but also as a race in a sport that has gone under the hood for something deeper than tune-ups. But you know, history will show, history will reveal how effective these things are,” said Scott.
Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace's new NASCAR team could be the sport's 'Tiger Woods' moment
John Harrelson | Getty ImagesIt's been an interesting few weeks for Michael Jordan. Jordan is the first Black majority owner of a full-time racing team in the NASCAR series since legendary driver Wendell Scott. Jared C. Tilton | Getty ImagesCompelling partnershipIn a press release announcing the move, Jordan expressed excitement in becoming a NASCAR team owner and mentioned its struggle with diversity. That could only help his NASCAR team solicit other sponsorships. "If you're a corporation, wouldn't you want to support Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace as they try to promote positive change?"cnbc.com
How Danville native Wendell Scott blazed a trail for African Americans in NASCAR
How Danville native Wendell Scott blazed a trail for African Americans in NASCARPublished: August 6, 2020, 7:56 pmDanville native Wendell Scott started his engine more than 50 years ago, aiming to not only drive his car but drive home change.
Paving the way: How Danville native Wendell Scott blazed a trail for African Americans in NASCAR
Danville native Wendell Scott started his engine more than 50 years ago, aiming to not only drive his car but drive home change. His mission was to always try and impact the community,” said Warrick Scott, the grandson of the late Wendell Scott. That’s the mission they carry out with the Wendell Scott Foundation-- providing educational and cultural resources to the greater Danville area. Jumping in, fueling up and driving home the mission that the great Wendell Scott sought to fulfill. Wendell Scott Foundation has formed a platform where his legacy will be able to continue to live and breathe each day,” said Warrick Scott.