Bill Lester – Winning in Reverse Author – Joins the Bruce Smith Podcast to Talk NASCAR, Racing, Dreams, Winning, Passion
We talk with Bill Lester, motor racing trail blazer, NASCAR ceiling breaker, author, speaker, motivator, about how an academic black guy embraced the dream to go fast, compete professionally, and win, after starting really late, against all manner of obstacles.
AJ meets with veteran race car driver Bill Lester. His success in motorsports is noted as a man who can survive various disciplines of the game. While it was not discussed during this interview, he was writing his memoir at this time. (Originally Recorded in Fall of 2018).
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Bill Lester hasn’t raced in NASCAR in 14 years, and by his own admission, he “really had no itch to scratch” when it came to getting back behind the wheel. But between working to promote his book, Winning In Reverse: Defying the Odds and Achieving Dreams, and having sponsor support, everything aligned perfectly for a comeback — no matter how brief.
Tommy’s Express, a national car wash brand, announced that it will be entering into the world of NASCAR and motorsports for the first time by partnering up with historic NASCAR driver Bill Lester in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Fr8 Auctions 200, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, 2021.
Bill Lester, one of the few Black drivers to ever race in NASCAR, is making his comeback to the sport.
Bill Lester qualified for the 2006 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and that alone was an accomplishment as nine teams were sent home.
Bill Lester made his mark as a 45-year-old rookie in his Cup debut. He’s set to defy age norms again in Atlanta in a Truck Series comeback.
The Californian broke barriers in both stock car and sports car competition. Now Bill Lester has another story to tell.