I know we had this conversation about this time last year, but I'm sorry. I can
not for the life of me understand why anyone in their right mind would think that Wendell Scott is NASCAR Hall of Fame material.
His accomplishments don't even begin to compare with the likes of Richard Petty
Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip,
etc. etc. etc.
Here are some of his stats as recorded on the Racing Reference web site:
495 starts - 1 win
495 starts - 1 lead lap finish
102,435 laps run - 27 laps led
Bobby Hillin Jr.
334 starts - 1 win
334 starts - 36 lead lap finishes
89,789 laps run - 205 laps led
409 starts - 2 wins
409 starts - 47 lead lap finishes
100,607 laps run - 282 laps led
358 starts - 1 win
358 starts - 9 lead lap finishes
85,976 laps run - 665 laps led
480 starts - 1 win
480 starts - 82 lead lap finishes
135,826 laps run - 1040 laps led
All four of these guys have better numbers. Anybody want to make the case
that Hillin, Cope, Brooks or Bodine should be in the Hall of Fame? Didn't
Face it. Scott is being nominated for one reason and one reason only--his
skin color. That may be politically correct, but it ain't right.