Wendell Scott was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015. What made this event historic was that he was the first African-American driver in the hall. His racing career began in 1952; he was the first African-American to win a race at NASCAR’s elite major league level.
Although I did not know Wendell (he died in 1990), one of his favorite quotes, shared by his son in an NPR interview, makes me wish I did.
“When it’s too tough for everybody else, it’s just right for me.”