ITWASSOOTED: "Rare black driver Lester qualifies at Michigan"

Friday, June 16, 2006

"Rare black driver Lester qualifies at Michigan"

Rare black driver? Hell I see black drivers all the damn time! Is it black drivers named Lester?

Lester qualifies at Michigan
Nextel Cup's first black driver in 20 years bags 34th

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- Bill Lester, the first black driver to race in NASCAR's top stock car series in 20 years, backed up his solid qualifying run in March at Atlanta with another strong performance Friday at Michigan International Speedway.

Now, the 45-year-old driver is hoping to prove in Sunday's 3M Performance 400 that he can race as well as he qualifies.

At Atlanta Motor Speedway, amid much ballyhoo, Lester's race day was far from impressive when he finished 38th, six laps behind winner Kasey Kahne, who also showed the way Friday by winning the pole at Michigan
Bill Lester is a rarity