The First African American to Compete in NASCAR

02 Sep

Bill Lester was the first African American to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide series in 1999, in NASCAR trucks (2002- 2006) and in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series (2006). 

Bill earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984, and worked for Hewlett-Packard Company (H-P).  Lester worked for HP and raced cars.

After many years with the Hewlett-Packard Company as a Project Manager, and racing cars on the weekends, Bill Lester decided to be pursue his dream of becoming a professional racer car driver. His dream came true.

Bill Lester still races cars.  To review the article on Bill Lester go to or go to Bill Lester’s website

More to come from the Africana Princess.

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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Love


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