• Nifty will be releasing a 3D AR digital car to commemmorate Scott
  • The digital car will be an exact replica of Scott's 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Scott broke Nascar's color barrier in 1963

A series of historic NFTs (non-fungible tokens) created by Wendell Scott Ventures was released on marketplace Nifty Gateway on Sunday to commemorate the legacy of Nascar's first black driver.

"Coming off of a successful in-person NFT auction hosted by Authentik Studios at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in which the first-ever NFTs of an African American NASCAR driver were sold, the collaboration with Worldwide XR, CMG Worldwide and VueXR continues with a broader release on March 6 with the premiere NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway," a statement released on March 5 read.

The statement noted that this will be Nifty's first time releasing a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) digital car, which will be the first of its kind and an exact 1:1 replica of Wendell Scott's first-ever Nascar-winning 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air, on their platform.

"Much like the blockchain allows users to operate on a decentralized system, the Extended Reality (XR) version of Scott's car breaks it away from the physical confines of its display at the Nascar Hall of Fame and brings it to the masses. This AR asset can also be utilized in Metaverse applications," it said.

On Dec. 1, 1963, Scott broke Nascar's color barrier by becoming the first African American Nascar driver to win a Grand National race -- Nascar's highest level.

To this day, Scott is the only black Nascar team owner. Despite Scott's triumphant victory, he was never awarded a trophy for this win. It wasn't until Aug. 28, 2021, nearly 60 years after his Jacksonville win, that his trophy was posthumously awarded to his family.

These NFTs were created in partnership by digital agency Worldwide XR (WXR), Extended Reality content developers Vue XR and Wendell Scott Ventures, parent company Polarity, a black-owned entertainment holding company and Scott 34 Racing and are the first-ever NFTs to be released of an African American Nascar driver.

Critics say NFTs are essentially worthless
Critics say NFTs are essentially worthless AFP / Justin TALLIS