Scott Fowler: Wendell Scott’s family was cheering hard for Bubba Wallace. Then came the phone call.

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The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the afterglow of Bubba Wallace’s historic win at Talladega on Monday, the second African American NASCAR driver to ever win a Cup race paid tribute to the first. Wallace got on the phone with Frank Scott, the 74-year-old son of Wendell Scott, who was the first Black driver to win a Cup race way back in 1963. In 2,000-plus races at NASCAR’s highest level over the past 58 years, it had never been done again — not until Wallace won Monday in a rain-shortened race at the iconic Deep South track in rural Alabama. Scott recounted his conversation with Wallace in our interview Tu…

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