Bill Lester: Busy with ‘Winning in Reverse’ and a return to the NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with David Gilliland Racing.
Here’s a blast from the past!
Many fans will remember Bill Lester as a longtime NASCAR driver. Well, there’s good news.
On Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Lester is making a return to NASCAR. He is behind the wheel of the No. 17 F-150 for David Gilliland Racing. The return marks his first Camping World Truck Series race since 2007 and a desire for more races this season.
Lester is an engineering graduate from the University of California Berkley and has started in all three NASCAR National Series. He has 142 race starts in the NASCAR Truck Series, from 2000-2007. Lester has scored three pole awards, two top-five, and seven top-ten finishes with 92 laps led in the series.
Do you know this?
From 1998 to 2012, Lester also notched 52 starts in the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series. During this time he has two pole awards, six podium finishes, and one victory.
Bill Lester: ‘Winning in Reverse: Defying the Odds and Achieving Dreams’
Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Lester has been busy writing his memoir. Winning in Reverse: Defying the Odds and Achieving Dreams,’ was released on February 2nd and is available on amazon.com.
Lester is now anxious to continue his story by getting back to racing at his home track.
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and I want to thank David Gilliland Racing for their help in making this happen,” says Lester about his return. “It’s been more than a few years since my last race in the series, but to have strong partners like the Greater Atlanta Ford Dealers, Camping World, and Tommy’s Express Car Wash joining me for my return means a lot and I am honored to have them on-board. I look forward to competing at my home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and hope to make all those who are supporting me proud.”
The No. 17 is a part-time entry for DGR this season. Team co-owner David Gilliland and Riley Herbst have been in the driver’s seat earlier this season.
Catch Bill Lester in Action
After a one-week break, the Camping World Truck Series returns to the track on Saturday, March 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Fr8Auctions 200 pre-race coverage is on FS1 at 2 pm ET with a Green Flag start at around 2:30 pm ET.