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Wendell Scott - Greased Lightning

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Released in 1977, Greased Lightning chronicled Wendell Scott's racing career from his days transporting moonshine to his astonishing success in NASCAR's Grand National races. The film starred Richard Pryor as Scott, Pam Grier as his wife, and Beau Bridges as Hutch, a former competitor who becomes Scott's close friend.

Scott served as a technical consultant on the film and was not impressed with the stunt car drivers. The film suffered from the same fate that often afflicted Scott in his career as a racecar driver—insufficient funds. Pryor is reported to have felt the proudest of this role than any other because of how Scott was able to further the cause of civil rights in the arena of sports.

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over 9 years ago

MY LATE WIFE WAS A COUSIN OF MR. SCOTT'S AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE NASCAR GIVE HIM THE RESPECT THAT HE GAVE NASCAR