Annotations for Racing Against the Odds : The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-american Champion


Baker & Taylor
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.

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Baker & Taylor
Brings to life the inspiring story of an African-American stock car driver who restored second-hand Fords in his own garage and competed in 500 races in NASCAR's top division--all while working full time and raising a family.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents the life and career of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR racer, who competed in more than five hundred races over a ten year period and won a Grand National race in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963.

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Brilliance Audio
Wendell O. Scott made history as the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) division. Born in Danville, Virginia, he scrimped and saved to buy his first car, a Model T, at age fourteen. Although he "loved to turn the wheel of a racecar, work magic on an engine, and then push it faster than it was ever meant to go," he never had the resources or sponsorship to buy 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. 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. A man who married, raised six children, and educated all of them. A man who "didn't just dust the competition, he blazed a trail." A man who raced against all odds. An Author's Note is also included.

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