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Living Legend

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”7/12″ font_color=”#000000″][vc_custom_heading text=”Bill Lester is living history. He is a member of a rare group of African Americans who have raced in the NASCAR Cup series. Formally trained as an electrical engineer and computer scientist, Bill spent 15 years working for the Hewlett-Packard Company. But he left the high-tech industry in order to commit to his childhood dream of becoming a professional race car driver. By believing in himself and taking the necessary risks, at the age of 40, Bill became an auto racing pioneer. His professional racing career lasted over a decade at the top levels of the sport. Bill’s unique story outlines a road less traveled and is an inspiration to all who hear it. He enjoys sharing his proven practices for success with the goal of
motivating others to live their best life.” font_container=”tag:div|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_image=”7353″ bg_position=”center center” class=”winning-in-reverse-mobile-display single-img-mobile”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”420px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” bg_image=”7291″ bg_position=”center top” parallax_bg=”true” overlay=”true” overlay_color=”rgba(214,214,214,0.55)” top_padding=”90″ bottom_padding=”90″ class=”awards”][vc_column enable_animation=”true” animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_custom_heading text=”Awards” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:100px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1547671453322{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_custom_heading text=”“Trailblazer in Motor Sports” Award
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Rainbow/PUSH

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

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2006
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Rainbow/PUSH

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_custom_heading text=”“Trailblazer Award”
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RYSE Magazine

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National Association
of Black Journalists

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General Mills’ Honey Nut Cheerios boxes, 2003-2004
Black Enterprise Magazine Cover, April 2004
Nationally-televised NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “Flags” commercial, 2004

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” top_padding=”90″ bottom_padding=”90″ class=”speaking-topics”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaking Topics” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:100px|text_align:center|color:%23125996″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInDown”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Teamwork – a critical component to utilize when attempting to accomplish common goals. Using examples from his background both in professional auto racing and corporate America, Bill cites how collaboration brings forth best ideas and synergies. Teamwork fosters cooperation and incorporates different views, knowledge, and experiences to arrive at optimal solutions to problems.

Perseverance – Bill shares personal stories of how persistence is integral to his personal achievement and success, just as it is to that of others. Persistence and determination are just as key. He shares examples of how utilizing different techniques that encourage perseverance can render obstacles once thought insurmountable to become attainable.

Innovation – is key to navigating and advancing in today’s society. It is no longer business as usual. Pivoting is the new normal. Reinvention, and the creation of newly developed strategies, processes, and methods is integral to both business competitiveness as well as personal achievement and growth. Bill thoughtfully provides insights to support these statements.

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NASCAR has traditionally been a southern, white man’s sports, but it was knocked off its axis when Bill Lester entered the playing field. Bill did not grow up in the sport as so many other drivers had. He enjoyed racing as a side hobby while he worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard until, at the age of 40, and while standing on the brink of peril or promise, he quit his job to pursue racing full time.

Blessed with natural talent, Bill still had a trifecta of odds against him: he was black, he was middle aged, and he wasn’t a southerner. Bill was not the quintessential “good old boy” that NASCAR was used to seeing and many fans did not hide their contempt for him.

Bill Lester rose above it all, as did his rankings, and he made history time and time again, becoming the first African American to race in NASCAR’s Busch Series, the first to participate in the Nextel Cup and the first to win a Pole Position start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

In Winning In Reverse, Bill reveals how he came to love working on muscle cars as a child, racing in the streets as a teenager, getting married, pursuing amateur racing and then finally transitioning to the pros. Readers will be inspired by Bill’s inspirational and encouraging voice and the conviction that fills each page.

Whether you are contemplating a career or lifestyle change, challenging social norms, or struggling against prejudice or bigotry, Winning in Reverse will is story for sports fans and readers everywhere about the power of the persevere in the face of adversity.
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