Stock car drivers who broke straight down racial barriers by starting to be the first dark NASCAR driver. He’s also the initial black drivers to earn the Sprint Glass Series and it is a member from the NASCAR Hall of Popularity course of 2015. He offered in the U.S. Military in World Battle II before working an auto-repair store. His lifestyle was the motivation for the 1977 Richard Pryor film Greased Lightning. He was survived by his wife Mary and kids Franklin, Sybil and Wendell Jr. He paved just how for future dark NASCAR motorists like Expenses Lester.