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Tan driver eyes cash of stock car derby Sat.

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Wendell Scott

Tan driver eyes cash of stock car derby Sat.

The Afro-American
May 25, 1963

MANASSAS, Va. — Wendell Scott, veteran colored competitor from Lynchburg, Va., who drives a 1962 Chevrolet, will be included in the all-star field that will compete in the NASCAR-sanctioned 300-lap championship Grand National stock car racing classic set for the Old Dominion Speedway here Saturday night.

Director Al Gore is paying a $5,000 guaranteed purse that will include a $1,000 cash prize to the winner and time trials will start at 7:30 and the big race at 9 o'clock (EDT.)

Scott has been a consistent money winner in NASCAR competition for the past several years and will be making his second start on the steeply banked Old Dominion oval here.

SATURDAY NIGHT'S lineup will also include Ned Jarrett of Conover, N.C., who will race a 1953 Ford owned by Brooks and Robinson, Inc., of Fairfax, Va., concrete contractors.

Jarrett was NASCAR's Grand National scoring leader with 13,604 points.

RICHARD PETTY of Randleman, N.C., and Jim Paschal of High Point, N.C., are expected to drive the 1963 and 1962 Plymouth machines respectively owned by Lee Petty, Richard's father.

Petty was runner-up to Jarrett when the NASCAR Grand National standings were released May 8 with 13,032 points while Paschal was 10th with 7,210.

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