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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 http://www.caranddriver.com/features/09q3/bill_lester_first_african_american_to_compete_in_nascar_nationwide_series-interview or go to Bill Lester’s website http://billlester.com/in.

More to come from the Africana Princess.

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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in Love

 

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