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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring William Byron
Mark Taylor analyzes this week's NASCAR race at Martinsville where Kyle Bush is definitely the driver to beat.
C.J. Radune says that while Larson may not be the immediate favorite this week, he has had a good start to the season and has been exceptional at Fontana throughout his career.
Mark Taylor analyzes this week's NASCAR race as Martin Truex Jr. looks to defend his title at Fontana.
Mark Taylor analyzes this week's NASCAR race at Phoenix where Kevin Harvick is a nine-time winner.
Joey Logano and Penske Racing have been very quick so far this season, and C.J. Radune says they could grab their first win of the season this weekend.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
After winning the 2017 Xfinity Series championship, Byron makes the jump into NASCAR's top division. Byron is fresh off a four-win, 22 Top-10 finish campaign that led to the title in the Xfinity Series. The 20-year-old driver will now take over the No. 24 Chevrolet in Hendrick Motorsports' camp and pair with crew chief Darian Grubb. While there will be some lessons learned and some bumps along the way, but it's a great situation for Byron. He will be in a team that can help him win Rookie of the Year. Despite only 57-combined starts of experience between the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, he has 11 victories in those starts. The level of talent is obvious, and Byron's ability to adapt to greater competition is clear. He'll have every chance to win the ROTY and to exceed expectations in 2018.
One of the biggest driver defections of last season was the move of Byron from the Toyota camp in the truck series to the Chevrolet camp of JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series. Byron signed a deal to make the move up in NASCAR and further his development. The young driver grabbed attention last season in the truck series with a stunning seven-win campaign and Rookie of the Year honors in that division. Before that Byron claimed the championship with a four-win campaign in the K&N Pro Series East in 2015. His trajectory through the world of stock car racing has been rocket-like. Now Byron will hope to take the next steps with this strong JR Motorsports team. He should be the top contender to win Rookie of the Year in 2017, and possibly surprise in the final driver standings.
The 2015 K&N Pro Series East champion gets a big promotion in 2016. Byron will take over the No. 4 Toyota Tundra that Erik Jones raced much of last season. The 18-year-old talent got a one-race audition with KBM last year and that was enough to secure him a ride for the upcoming season. It looks as though Byron will bring his own sponsorship to the ride in the way of Liberty University, and he'll be paired with crew chief Rudy Fugle. It's going to be an exciting opportunity for this young driver to flourish right away in his first full season of truck series racing. Byron won four races and led 740 laps last season in his championship campaign in the K&N Pro Series East, so there's little doubt about his driving ability.
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Top 10 at Phoenix
Sunday at ISM Raceway, Byron led the Hendrick Motorsports teammates to the checkered flag in ninth, capturing his fourth Top-10 finish of the season. In the process, he earned the Cup Series rookie of the year honors, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Eighth at the Glen
Career-Best Finish at Pocono
Sunday at Pocono Raceway, three Hendrick Motorsports teammates took the checkered flag with Top-10 finishes. Alex Bowman led the way with a third-place finish, and Byron was the next teammate to cross the finish line in sixth. It marked a career-best finish for both drivers, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
First Top-10 Finish at Texas
Fast Daytona 500 Practice
Byron was fastest in Saturday's second practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. He turned a fast lap of 201.681 mph.