Wendell Scott with His 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at the World 600, Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 24, 1972

Summary

Wendell Scott broke NASCAR's color barrier, becoming the first African American driver to win a Cup-level race, with his victory in a 100-mile event at Jacksonville's Speedway Park in 1963. This photo shows Scott near the end of his 13-year Cup Series career. Injuries from a crash at Talladega persuaded Scott to retire in 1973.

Wendell Scott broke NASCAR's color barrier, becoming the first African American driver to win a Cup-level race, with his victory in a 100-mile event at Jacksonville's Speedway Park in 1963. This photo shows Scott near the end of his 13-year Cup Series career. Injuries from a crash at Talladega persuaded Scott to retire in 1973.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1972

Subject Date

24 May 1972

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2021.21.1

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Resin-coated paper

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.438 in

Width: 10.625 in

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