NASCAR AMERICA: Bubba Wallace honors Wendell Scott again with another Martinsville win (VIDEO)

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On Dec. 1, 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American driver to win in a NASCAR premier series.

It took almost 50 years before another African-American driver, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., pulled off the same feat by winning a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26, 2013.

Since that historic win, Bubba has kept his star rising with Truck Series victories earlier this year at Gateway and on the dirt at Eldora.

Then this past weekend at Martinsville, bearing Scott’s No. 34 and powder-blue paint scheme on his Toyota Tundra, Wallace successfully defended his Kroger 200 title – with members of Scott’s family in attendance, no less.

“It means a lot – I know I had a guardian angel looking over me this weekend,” Wallace said. “To be able to put it in Victory Lane, you couldn’t ask for a better weekend. You thought last year was special, but this definitely beats it.”

The NASCAR AMERICA gang discusses Wallace’s victory and his latest tribute to a true NASCAR pioneer in the clip above.