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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Wendell Oliver Scott, seen on Aug. 1, 1969, is the only African American professional race car driver on the nation's oval tr
Wendell Oliver Scott, seen on Aug. 1, 1969, is the only African American professional race car driver on the nation's oval tracks, and has started in 31 races this year. (AP Photo)

The NASCAR Hall of Fame inducts an African-American driver for the first time Friday night.

Wendell Scott drove during the Jim Crow era, and he was the first African-American to win a race at NASCAR's elite major league level. He died in 1990.

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