Wendell Scott signs may soon greet travelers

(Danville, Va.) – The Wendell Scott Foundation wants the racing legend to be recognized locally with welcome signs at all major roadways leading into Danville.

Warrick Scott presented petitions with more than 700 signatures at Tuesday night’s Danville City Council meeting and asked that the request be placed on the fast track. As both of Scott’s sons looked on, Warrick outlined Scott’s achievements, pointing out that “Here in the Southside of Virginia we have Wendell Scott, often considered the Jackie Robinson of Nascar, who broke the color barrier in one of America’s greatest sports – stock car racing.”

He also pointed to the huge revenue stream created locally by Martinsville Speedway, VIR and South Boston Speedway, and said it is fitting that race fans who stay in Danville are made aware of its place in the storied sport.

Council members expressed their individual support for the plan, which also has the backing of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.