Danville Otterbots honor NASCAR legend and Danville native Wendell Scott

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Otterbots wrapped up their final home game of the season by honoring Danville native and NASCAR Hall of Famer the late and great Wendell Scott.

In front of the Scott family, as well as Otterbots fans at Dan Daniel Memorial Park, the team decided to retire the number 34 — which was Scott’s car number in NASCAR — in his honor.

Scott was the first African-American to race full time in NASCAR. The Scott family is honored and thankful for the recognition from the Danville Otterbots.

“It is certainly an historical moment. It is something my mother and father would be proud of. They are looking down from heaven and blessed for this moment with this organization. It will escalate from here. They do things even here in Danville and Pittsylvania County region,” said Wendell Scott’s son, Frank Scott. “My father was an avid baseball fan. Not only was he a race car driver but he loved baseball. He loved to visit baseball games when he can. Of course he worked most of the time but when ever he could he would watch baseball. To have a team in Danville of this magnitude and this type of character and representation he would be very proud.”

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