Bill Lester knew his debut weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series could go one of two ways when he went out to make his qualifying lap 18 years ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kickstarting Black History Month, we have NASCAR Legend and Historic Driver Bill Lester, as our Special Guest on the Alan Alford Sports Talk Show!!! That’s right folks! The Man, The Myth the Legend, Bill Lester! Thank you so much Bill for joining our show!
Bill Lester is probably best known for his groundbreaking role within NASCAR, known as the first African American to earn a pole position in the Truck series as well as compete in a full season of NASCAR. What makes Bill such an interesting story, however, is his origins leading to this.
In this episode of the Off-Field Players Podcast, we do our third informational interview with former racecar driver, @walesteriii. Bill Lester, born in Washington, D.C. but spent most of his life in my hometown of Oakland, California has always dreamed of wanting to be a racecar driver. However, his career didn’t start in racing.
Mr. Tony Fleming with Mr. Bill Lester. #mindsetmatters #mentaltoughness #mindset
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).
NASCAR made a statement banning the Confederate flag. What is the next step in creating a diverse economy in racing?
USA Today: 60-year-old NASCAR Driver Bill Lester on Why the Sport’s Confederate Flag Ban ‘Floored’ Him
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.