Why Bill Lester Came Out of Retirement to Race NASCAR Trucks. The Californian broke barriers in both stock car and sports car competition. Bill Lester has another story to tell. It’s been eight years since Lester last took a green flag and it’s been another six since his last appearance in NASCAR.
What Nascar driver is coming out of retirement?
Jamie McMurray comes out of NASCAR retirement to drive in the Daytona 500.
What is Bill Lester doing now?
Lester lives in Windermere, Florida with his wife Cheryl, and their sons William Alexander IV (Alex) and Austin Richard. He published an autobiography, Winning in Reverse, in February 2021.
Why did Kenseth come out of retirement?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing as the replacement for fired driver Kyle Larson. Larson lost his job two weeks ago after using a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race.
Does Jeff Gordon still drive Nascar?
Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is an American former professional stock car racing driver, currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports.
Are there any African American Nascar drivers?
Can Bubba Wallace change that? When Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to win a race in NASCAR’s top division in December 1963, he was denied the trophy, the winner’s check and his moment of glory.
When did Bill Lester drive in Nascar?
In a delightful full-circle twist, Lester will be back at the Atlanta track where he made his Cup Series debut in 2006, then as a 45-year-old veteran with rookie stripes and the first Black driver to race in NASCAR’s top division in almost 20 years.
Is Matt Kenseth going to retire?
Matt Kenseth is set to step away from NASCAR Cup Series competition now that the 2020 season is complete. … For the third time since 2017, 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth is slated to retire from racing.
Is Matt Kenseth coming out of retirement?
Matt Kenseth, a former NASCAR Cup Series champion, is coming out of retirement. The 48-year-old is set to replace recently-terminated Kyle Larson in the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing when the season resumes.
When did Kenseth retire?
Kenseth retired from Joe Gibbs Racing after the 2017 season but came back for 15 races to drive for Roush Fenway Racing, his original team, in 2018. He turned 48 on March 10.
How many years did Jeff Gordon race in Nascar?
American stock car racing driver Jeff Gordon enjoyed a successful career in the Cup Series, the top category of NASCAR. Gordon spent his entire driving career with Hendrick Motorsports, making 797 starts between 1992 and 2015 in the No. 24 Chevrolet for 24 seasons.
Who will replace Jimmie Johnson?
Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Alex Bowman will replace Jimmie Johnson next season, shifting to the organization’s No. 48 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021.
Is Jeff Gordon taking over Hendrick Motorsports?
With that in mind, Owner Rick Hendrick voiced to Racing News in December 2018 that once he steps into retirement, Gordon will take his spot leading Hendrick Motorsports. … The four-time Cup Series champion has taken up a top executive position in the company that has earned him firm trust from Hendrick.