Richie Williams: From Ticat QB to NASCAR jackman

Richie Williams understands the juxtaposition, because he’s lived it. And he’s living it now.

The former Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback, an African-American born and raised in the colour-preoccupied south, is working fulltime in stock car racing, which has traditionally been linked with the likes of yachting among the most white-centric sports on earth.

“Basically, that’s the roots of the sport,” Williams agrees by phone from North Carolina, and you can almost hear the shrug in his voice as strongly as you hear the “man” he sprinkles through his emphatic sentences.
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