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NASCAR diversity at the crossroads of troubled past, desired future

Wendell Scott crossed the color barrier in NASCAR in 1961. Now 47 years later, there are still hurdles on the way to NASCAR's stated goal of diversifying the sport, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: August 11, 2008, 2:03 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This article contains language that may be offensive to some readers.

Joey Logano and Marc Davis have been racing together since they were 8 years old, in quarter-midget cars. They're 18 now, and both have risen through the ranks against enormous odds to NASCAR's hottest team, Joe Gibbs Racing.

"That puts them in the top .001 percent of the cream of the crop," says Harry Davis, Marc's father.

Logano's career has taken flight. He is heir ...

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