DANVILLE, Va. — The Danville City Council is set to consider a proposal to put new road signs honoring former local NASCAR driving legend.

The Danville Register & Bee reports that the Wendell Scott Foundation plans to present a petition to city officials Tuesday at a meeting on new highway signs.

Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The foundation wants new signs honoring Scott on roads leading into the city. The city has previously named a street in his honor.

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