THE DON HUNTER COLLECTION
Wendell Scott faced as much, if not more, adversity as any driver in the history of NASCAR. The only African-American man to win a race on what is now the Sprint Cup Series, Scott was often the target of bigotry during his 13-year career. Bill France Sr., however, attempted to make up for it by sometimes helping Scott out of his own pocket.
Scott's driving career was essentially ended by injuries he suffered in a 19-car wreck at Talladega in 1973. He would later operate an auto repair shop in his native Danville, Va. Scott died Dec. 23, 1990.