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What started as a dream for one NASCAR pioneer, may very soon become a reality.
Danville, VA native Wendell Scott paved the way for African Americans in NASCAR. He was one of the first African Americans to participate in NASCAR and he was the first to win a race at the highest level of the sport, the Grand National Series, now known as the Monster Energy Cup Series.
The town of Danville is home to about 42,000 and it was a dream of Scott’s to have signs placed on the way into town, indicating that is was his hometown, according to Yahoo Sports.
A movement that began earlier this year by the Wendell Scott Foundation sought to make Scott’s dream come true. They held a petition drive and turned all of the signatures over to this past week to the Danville City Council.
The council will vote to determine if “Welcome to Danville, Virginia, home of Wendell O. Scott, NASCAR Hall of Fame” will be added to signage in the city. A street was previously named to honor Scott in his hometown.
Unfortunately, if the city does vote to approve the signage, he won’t be able to witness it. Scott passed away in 199o.