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TRUCKS: Lester Out, Monteith in No. 15 Chevy at Bristol

There are 4 comments on the Speed Channel story from Aug 21, 2007, titled TRUCKS: Lester Out, Monteith in No. 15 Chevy at Bristol. In it, Speed Channel reports that:

“We still support Bill (Lester) and his efforts on the track and we are working diligently with him to locate a sponsor so that we can continue through the 2007 season and beyond”

TRUCKS: Lester Out, Monteith in No. 15 Chevy at Bristol Nate Monteith will take the wheel of the No. via Speed Channel

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#1 Sep 7, 2007
bill is a good role model for the sport but like everything else in nascar if they won,t sponsor you the owners don,t want you. kinda of unfair especially if your trying hard to win or atleast finish the race without wrecking. i hope bill gets a nextel ride.

Since: Apr 07

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Sep 7, 2007
Billy Balew is a car salesman. He is all about the money he can get to run his organization, no matter who he puts in the truck.

Unless Lester could bring lots of money to his operation, there was no way he was going to keep that seat.

Lester has gotten as much out of NASCAR as he is going to get because NASCAR has gotten as much out of him as they are going to. I would love to see Lester drive sportscars. That is where he started, and frankly that is where his true passion and ability would be better served. NASCAR is about money, and maybe sportscars are not the money maker that NASCAR is, even at the truck level.

If you have enough money Bill, go and win races and have fun in Grand-Am. Put NASCAR in your rearview mirror.

Dawsonville, GA

#3 Nov 16, 2007
NASCAR could find a way to keep him in a seat if they wanted to, and I think they should. No better role model could be found, and he is a good driver. He is intelligent, polished, soft spoken (maybe that's a problem)and capable - a perfect gentleman. If NASCAR really wants diversity, there is no better example.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#4 Nov 16, 2007
Look forward to seeing Lester in Grand American Sportscar full-time this coming year. In sportscar he is a proven champion and will have a good fan following.

Sportscar needs a minority presence as well, and there are some young African-American drivers supported by major teams who should make an impact in Cup/Busch/Truck in the next handful of years.

I agree with ONF that Bill has been a very capable representative and has amassed an impressive fan following and will be missed.

His NASCAR career is proof positive that NASCAR is moving in the right direction. His acceptance by the vast majority of NASCAR fans shows that the fans appriciate drivers who can drive, and represent the sport in a positive way.

Bill Lester is nothing but positive.

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