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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Lester. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Lester, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Lester. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Lester, often where they are interviewed.

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Bill Lester

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In this episode of Tucker Talks, I am joined by former NASCAR driver Bill Lester. We talked about his inspiring racing career, NASCAR as a whole, and their response to the events that have occurred in our country. You'll be itching to watch some NASCAR races after this one, that's for sure!

Sep 08 2020 · 54mins
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#312-Bill Lester

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As NASCAR is heading into the All Star race, the 8th alternate all stars of the podcast world talk with a former driver on the circuit. Bill Lester, former truck series driver and last full time African American driver before Bubba Wallace, joins the show to talk about his love of racing. Bill talks about his late start into the sport and balancing a full time job and racing. He gives us the story of how he got his tryout into NASCAR, his vibes from the garage/fans in his career, and his thoughts on what Bubba is going through with social justice. We had a great discussion with Bill and look forward to his memoir coming out down the road.

We also talk about the Redskins, the Met's new possible ownership, and Burlew's distain of new pizza.

Jul 14 2020 · 1hr 29mins

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Drivers of Color: Interview with NASCAR icon Bill Lester

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As part of our Drivers of color series Bill Lester joins us to discuss diversity and inclusion in motorsports.

Lester became the third African-American driver to enter NASCAR's top series making his debut in 2006.

A University of Berkeley graduate with a degree electrical engineering computer science (EECS). Lester has also competed in the Rolex Sports Car Series as well as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

In 2007 Lester was the only African-American racing full-time in NASCAR. Lester faced many adversities during his time in the sport often been booed by fans during races.

Jul 06 2020 · 50mins

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Episode 2 | "Bill Lester"

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On Episode 2, Ryan and Paul speak with NASCAR's first African-American winner of a Grand Am event (2011). They discuss his experience in NASCAR, thoughts on the Bubba Watson situation, and his upcoming memoir, 'Winning In Reverse".
Jun 29 2020 · 28mins
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Revved Up Bill Lester

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Revved Up Bill Lester by Revved Up Sports Show
Jun 09 2020 · 36mins
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Bill Lester, Former NASCAR Driver And Jeff Cogliandro, NASCAR Betting Podcast Host

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Shakeups are happening in NASCAR says Aaron McFarling, Bubba Wallace says it's time to ban the Confederate Flag, and Ed discusses NASCAR's changing times with Former NASCAR driver Bill Lester and NASCAR host Jeff Cogliandro.
Jun 09 2020 · 24mins
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The Extra Mile #122: The Covid Red flag Pt.5: Blake Reynolds and Bill Lester

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A month after the start of the COVID-19 shutdown in the U.S., Caitlin, Mike, and Darryl discuss the newest developments. Also, Coca-Cola iRacing Blake Reynolds joins the crew to talk about his recent run, and Bill Lester joins for a frank discussion on race and racing.
Apr 17 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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Changing Careers and Pursuing Your Passion with African-American NASCAR Driver, Bill Lester, Ep. 244

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Ep. 244: Before becoming a professional race car driver, Bill Lester spent 15 years working as a computer scientist and project manager in Silicon Valley for Hewlett-Packard. After embarking on a full-time racing career, Lester competed in NASCAR and IMSA, two of America’s most prestigious racing series. He won over $2 million in purse money, drove a total of 30,162 laps in competition, earned six podium finishes and one victory during his 10 full seasons. 

In 2006, Lester became the first African American driver in 20 years to compete in NASCAR’S premier Cup Series. It would be another 11 years before another African American driver, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, would compete again in the Cup ranks. Among Lester’s other credits are initial professional races in the SCCA Trans-Am Series and IMSA Series. In 1999, he won the CART African American Driver Development Program tryout and, as a result, successfully tested an Indy Lights car with Team Kool Green. In 2012, he completed his racing career by earning a trip to the Rotax Grand Finals of international karting competition in Portimao, Portugal proudly representing Team USA. 

During his five seasons of participation in the NASCAR Truck Series, NASCAR featured Lester in a TV ad promoting the series on the Speed Channel. In 2003 and 2004, General Mills featured Lester on Honey Nut Cheerios collector edition cereal boxes. Lester appeared on the cover of Black Enterprise in April of 2004. Feature articles about Lester also appeared in USA Today and The New York Times as well as Car and Driver magazine, among others. 

Bill Lester has received various awards including: “Breaking New Frontiers” award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in 2004; “Trailblazer in Motor Sports” award from the Rainbow/PUSH organization in 2004, “Jackie Robinson Award” from the Rainbow/PUSH organization in 2006; “Trailblazer Award” from RYSE Magazine in 2013; and the “Sam Lacy Pioneer Award” from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2013.

Lester’s TV work began in 2003 with a two-year stint as a broadcast analyst for the Fox Sports South show “Around the Track”. In 2014, he also worked as a Broadcast Analyst for the NBC Sports show “NASCAR America.”  Bill Lester is available for celebrity speaking engagements through Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers, NOPACT Talent, Executive Speakers Bureau and Great Black speakers.  Bill Lester retired from professional racing in 2007.

For more on Bill Lester, please check out his website: http://www.billlester.com/

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Oct 27 2019 · 49mins
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Bill Lester: NASCAR Trailblazer

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This week we speak to African-American trailblazing NASCAR driver Bill Lester. I also have choice words about the retirement of Andrew Luck and the crisis of race and class it poses for the NFL.
We also have some ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ Awards to the Portland Timber fans and rap mogul Jay-Z as well as a very special Kaepernick watch.
Bill LesterTwitter: @Bill_Lester https://theundefeated.com/whhw/bill-lester-the-first-black-driver-to-win-a-grand-am-race/
Zirin, Andrew Luck and the NFL’s Looming Crisis of Race and Classhttps://www.thenation.com/article/andrew-luck-nfl/

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Sep 04 2019 · 51mins
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(37) - Season #2 - Episode #8 - Special Guest Interview with Bill Lester

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Episode Cast:
AJ Appeal

Guest : Bill Lester

Thanks to Bill for the time and generosity.
Jun 10 2019 · 47mins