Young Blazers — February 8, 2013 at 16:28

Black History Month


Black Grand Am driver Bill LesterFirst African-American to compete in NASCAR Nationwide series (1999), in NASCAR trucks full time (2002–06), and in NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 20 years (2006). Competes full time in the Grand-Am Rolex series (2007–present).

Lester’s win was part of an eventful day for the Rolex Series, which began in 2000. The Action Express Racing trio of Joao Barbosa, Terry Borcheller and JC France co-drove a Porsche/Riley to the overall and Daytona Prototype class victory, ending the six-race win streak of reigning series champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas from Chip Ganassi Racing. In the process, Action Express collected a special $25,000 “bounty” available to any team stopping the Pruett-Rojas win streak. READ ON

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