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Racing Against the Odds

The Story Of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-American Champion

By Carole Boston Weatherford, 1956-

Wendell O. Scott made history as the only black driver to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National (now Spring 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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ISBN

9780761454656


Format: Book
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
Summary: 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.
Title: Racing against the odds : the story of Wendell Scott, stock car racing's African-American champion / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric A. Velasquez.
Publisher Date: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2009.
Subject: Scott, Wendell, 1921-1990 -- Juvenile literature. Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature African American automobile racing drivers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Stock car drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780761454656 (hc) 0761454659 (hc)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: CB Scott
Oclc: 213479975
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Bib Id: 337176

Format: Book
Author: Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
Summary: 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.
Title: Racing against the odds : the story of Wendell Scott, stock car racing's African-American champion / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric A. Velasquez.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2009.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 31 cm.
Target Audience Note: 008-012.
Subjects: Scott, Wendell, 1921-1990 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African American automobile racing drivers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Stock car drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Velasquez, Eric ill.
LCCN: 2008010711
ISBN: 9780761454656 (hc)
ISBN: 0761454659 (hc)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: CB Scott