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Richard Pryor starred in Greased Lightning.  While based on the life of Wendell Scott here Greased Lightning Moviewas a lot of fiction. Still an interesting and fun movie to watch.

The Wendell Scott Story which was set to be released in 2003 by Filmmaker John W. Warner was instead developed into “American Stock: The Golden Era of NASCAR: 1936-to-1971” which does include Wendell Scoot (on Disk 4) was released in 2006 as a 4 DVD set.

Hard DrivingBOOK:
Hard Driving: The Wendell Scott Story. In this excellent biography, Brian Donovan, a Pulitzer Prize–winning newspaper reporter and seasoned race car driver, recounts the overlooked life of Wendell Scott, the one-time Danville, Va., moonshine runner who broke the color barrier in stock-car racing in 1952 and competed for more than 20 years in a sport dominated by Southern whites.

Racing Against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing’s African-American Champion. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. An illustrated childrens’ book is an excellent and accurate biography of Wendell Scott. Very inspiring.

Book Trailer – Racing Against the Odds. . . Wendell Scott

SONG:
“The Ballad of Wendell Scott” was written and performed by Mojo Nixon, also from Danville, Virginia. The song is found on Nixon and Skid Roper’s 1987 album, “Frenzy”.