The best thing about researching NASCAR history is the little nuggets you find along the way. Not everyone can be a star but that doesn't mean they don't have a story to tell.
Scott will always be remembered as the man who prepared the way for future generations of minorities in stock car racing. But what we should never forget is this. Wendell Scott was at heart simply a racer.
Dave Marcis was one of the last of a dying breed. He chose to walk his own path as an independent owner/driver with little or no factory support. The life he led was not an easy one but Marcis was never afraid of a little hard work.
J. C. Elder only had a third grade education. He never learned to read and write but he was a natural born genius when it came to working on cars.
Raymond Parks is probably the most important man in NASCAR that you’ve never heard of.
Bud Moore was recently announced as an inductee into the second class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Thomas doesn’t fit the stereotypical profile of most drivers in the 1950’s. He didn’t come from a racing family and he didn’t hone his driving skills running moonshine.
DeWayne Louis “Tiny” Lund was named as one of NASCAR’s 50 best drivers in 1998. The list is a mix of drivers with varying qualifications. Some won a lot of races and some won multiple championships.
When we take a look back at the beginnings of NASCAR, we often focus on the legendary drivers who became the stars of the sport. But if we stop there, we’ve really only scratched the surface.