William Byron Recalls an Incident Involving Josh Berry at the Denny Hamlin Showdown

Published 12/30/2021, 10:45 PM EST
WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 08: William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, (L) and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, talk after the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 08, 2021 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Recently, Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron spoke to Racing America on a few subjects. Among them, he talked about the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. He confessed that it was exciting and he even finished 2nd in the race. All of this happened in spite of running on the edge of the Top 10 for most of the night. Byron recalled an incident that occurred in front of him, involving Josh Berry.

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He said, “Josh Berry and Lee Pulliam got together, and I was teammates with Josh. It was funny on my perspective to kind of watch them have to get out of the track with security and stuff. Lee Pulliam is such a big name up there in South Boston. I finished that race in 2nd and I just remember going through tech and nobody really cared. So it was kind of funny.

William Byron is looking forward to the 2022 Cup season

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At the moment, Byron is hard at work preparing for the 2022 Cup Series season. The same is true for all other drivers, as they will be racing with the Next Gen cars. Fortunately for everyone, there are still two more pre-season tests coming up in January. This will allow NASCAR to confirm the rules package for the remaining races and iron out last-minute kinks.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 23: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty Patriotic Chevrolet, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

In all honesty, 2021 was a slightly disappointing campaign, so William Byron will be hoping to change that. He knows that he needs to pull up his socks in order to try and challenge teammates, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. However, the #24 driver will also be wary of teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, Team Penske, and Stewart-Haas Racing.

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This is because there is a slight chance that they could catch up. Since the Next Gen cars are bringing everyone back to square one, it is a situation where the winner will take it all.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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