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CHARLOTTE, N. Travis Demeritte Jersey .C. - Wendell Scott earned a second NASCAR first on Wednesday: He became the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The late driver from Virginia was among the latest group of five all drivers, another first voted in the hall on Wednesday. Scott joins popular NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, two-time series champ Joe Weatherly, 1960 champion Rex White and 26-time race winner Fred Lorenzen. Scott competed in NASCARs top series from 1961-73. He won his only race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1963, taking the checkered flag in the 100-mile feature after starting 15th. Scott started 495 Sprint Cup events and had a 147 top 10 finishes. "I just felt like that his time was coming and he would say that too, one day its going to happen," said Scotts son, Franklin. When Scotts name was called there were enthusiastic shouts and applause from fans, officials and family members gathered at the NASCAR Hall of Fame rotunda. He was the second-leading vote getter behind Elliott from a 54-member panel, including current Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Scott, who died in 1990, was the first African-American driver to race fulltime in NASCARs top series. He had won more than 100 races at local tracks before stepping up to race against NASCARs best. Among Scotts legacy to the sport is the sports Drive for Diversity initiative, one of the top youth development programs for multicultural and female drivers across the motorsports industry thats been in place since 2004. "The next inductee gives me additional pride," NASCAR chairman Brian France said in introducing Scott, "Because he undoubted scaled and climbed the highest mountain." Scotts story was loosely portrayed in the 1977 movie, "Greased Lightning," where Richard Pryor starred as Scott, the one-time taxi driver from Danville, Virginia. "He said one day they are going to write a book about me," Franklin Scott said of his father. "He had great determination. He was a great ambassador for the sport." Elliott was the 1988 Sprint Cup champion and his 44 race victories rank 16th in NASCAR history. The driver nicknamed "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" was also the first to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for capturing three of NASCAR crown jewel races. When Elliotts name was called, racer son Chase patted him on the shoulder. "This is at the top of everything Ive ever done and accomplished," he said. "This is the pinnacle." Elliott said he was a bit surprised when he was called first and thanked those who helped him achieve what he had in racing. "You look at all of the people to be nominated and you try to put things into perspective. And bam, you are the first name announced and its like, holy mackerel what just happened," he said. Modified champion Jerry Cook was sixth, car owner Robert Yates seventh and the late driver and announcer Benny Parsons eighth. The five inductees will be enshrined at ceremonies on January 30th. Hall of Famer Richard Petty, among the voters, said there were few clear cut people on the list of 20. "I had my thoughts and others had theirs, but nobody said this is the guy that needs to get in," Petty said. "That was different than past years." Weatherly, who died in 1964, won 25 races in NASCARs premiere series including those back-to-back championships in 1962 and 1963. White raced from 1956-64, winning 28 times in 233 events including six races during his championship season in 1960. Lorenzen started as a mechanic in NASCAR in 1960, but became a driver by the end of the year. He won the first three of his 26 races the next season. In 1963, Lorenzen had a stretch of dominance like few others when he won eight of 16 races entered. At one point, he led 1,679 of the possible 1,953 laps run. Series matriarch Anne Bledsoe France was honoured with the inaugural Landmark Award. She was the wife of NASCAR founding father, Bill France, and grandmother of current CEO and chairman Brian France. Anne B. France served as secretary and treasurer of NASCAR. AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed to this report. Grayson Greiner Jersey . - In about six minutes, the Memphis Grizzlies had allowed their 23-point lead to be cut to seven. Jeimer Candelario Jersey . "Im not even that added up," the 39-year-old Australian replied. And to the Hall of Famers surprise, when all the math was done Sunday in the JTBC Founders Cup, she was the one posing for pictures with the big trophy. https://www.cheaptigers.com/1359z-charlie-maxwell-jersey-tigers.html . -- Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was alert and recovering at a Denver hospital Saturday after suffering seizure-like symptoms when the teams bus pulled into the airport Friday afternoon for the flight to Kansas City.KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepals powerful parliamentary committee accused the long-time chief of the national football association of embezzling millions and ordered government agencies to investigate, file a case in court, and suspend him.Ramhari Khatiwada of parliaments public accounts committee said on Tuesday they have ordered the government to immediately begin the investigation and suspend Ganesh Thapa as president of the All Nepal Football Association.Thapa has been accused by the committee of embezzling 582 million rupees (about $6 million) during his 19-year tenure in the office.There are no proper records or audit reports of where much of the funds received from FIFA or AFC for development of football in Nepal have gone. We believe that all these funds have been misused by Ganesh Thapa and people in the association close to him, Khatiwada said.The committee has ordered the governments sports ministry to suspend Thapa, and the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to investigate him, Khatiwada said.The parliament committee cannot file a case in court but the anti-graft commission can.It is unlikely that the suspension order would come soon, as offices in Nepal are closed until next week for the long Hindu festival.Thapa is a powerful figure in Nepaals sports scene. Fake Tigers Jerseys. He was a popular football player who became the head of the association in 1994. He is a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, and a member of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup committee.FIFA said in a statement it asked the Nepalese FA in order to get more detailed information about the case.Footballs world governing body has strict rules protecting elected officials from government interference in how the sport is run.However, FIFAs independent ethics committee can intervene and open cases if football officials are suspected of unethical behaviour.Thapa was recently nominated as a member of the parliament by his brother Kamal Thapa, who heads the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal. The party is the fourth largest in Nepal, and able to appoint members in the parliament.This is not the first time that Thapa has been drawn into controversy.It was revealed in 2012 that Thapas son took $100,000 from Mohamed bin Hammam, the Qatari who, while heading the AFC, was alleged to have enriched himself and handed out hundreds of thousands of dollars to friends and relatives.Thapa accepted his son took the money, but said it was a personal loan from bin Hammam.Nepals sport authorities did not take any action against Thapa. ' ' '

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