“More Rewarding” – William Byron Rates Homestead-Miami Win Higher Than Maiden NASCAR Cup Win at Daytona

Published 03/03/2021, 9:10 AM EST
Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron (24) leads the field during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Last weekend, William Byron took his second career victory in the NASCAR Cup Series. His first win came at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway. Recently, the driver spoke to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and compared both wins, saying that his Daytona win was a lot more exciting.

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On the other hand, he declared that the Homestead win yielded more rewards.

He said, “This one is more rewarding, because of the fact that its a performance-type race track. You really got to bring a good car in it. It’s a little more indicative of the season and the race tracks that we run on. That for me is the excitement level for the season is really high after this race.

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“Definitely, a cool feeling and I’m excited to see where we can go with it.”

What lies ahead for William Byron?

Admittedly, Byron’s win has ensured that the Hendrick Motorsports team has had at least one win in the last 36 years. The 23-year-old was in sublime form at Homestead-Miami and stormed up from 31st on the grid to win the race. It just goes to show that the Hendrick Motorsports team are stamping their challenge for the crown.

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 31: William Byron, driver of the #24 HendrickAutoguard/CityChvrltThrwbck Chev, climbs into his car prior to qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Racewayin Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

While William Byron may have drawn first blood, his Hendrick teammates will not be far behind.

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In addition to that, there are many more drivers from rival teams who are keen to join in on the action. Joe Gibbs Racing has already established itself as a threat, after Christopher Bell bagged a first career win for them. However, teams like Stewart-Haas and Team Penske will not be far behind either.

Furthermore, William Byron has to somehow climb up further in the championship to challenge championship leader, Denny Hamlin. The #24 driver currently lies 13th in the championship after three rounds. So, as the season progresses, he has a chance to climb higher.

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