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Bill Lester Discusses Truck Series Return, NASCAR’s Steps Toward Inclusion

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly 14 years away from NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series veteran Bill Lester returned to competition on Saturday (March 20) for the Truck race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Although he started 31st and finished 36th, he was one of the weekend’s biggest stories after revealing just weeks prior that he would be hopping back …

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Bill Lester Returns to Compete for David Gilliland at Atlanta

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bill Lester is back. The 60-year-old racer will pilot the No. 17 Ford F-150 in a one-off for David Gilliland Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, marking his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance since 2007. The announcement comes after Lester hinted at a possible return to NASCAR last month on NASCAR Race Hub. “I’m …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Bill Lester on Grand-Am Goals & NASCAR Dreams

Bill Lester was a latecomer to professional racing, working in the corporate world until deciding to go racing in his 30s. Since then, he has competed in multiple different series and in multiple different types of cars and trucks. He became the first African-American to ever start a race in the now-Nationwide Series when he …

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