DAYTONA Beach, Fla. — Wendell Scott’s grandson stood on his tippy toes, leaned over and kissed the trophy that was nearly 60 several years in the building.
NASCAR introduced Scott’s relatives a custom trophy commemorating his historic 1963 victory prior to Saturday’s Cup Collection race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott was the initial and continues to be the only Black driver to get a race at NASCAR’s prime level.
NASCAR President Steve Phelps gave Scott’s son, Frank Scott, the trophy on phase subsequent a pre-race live performance and just ahead of driver introductions. Driver Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s lone entire-time Black driver, joined several of Scott’s relatives members on phase for the ceremony.
As they started off to depart the dais, Warrick Scott bought his probability to pose with the trophy. As an alternative of holding or hoisting it, he decided to kiss it. It was possibly the most telling scene