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William Byron

William Byron Driver Bio

Birthdate: Nov. 27, 1997
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
First Career Cup race: Feb. 18, 2018 (Daytona)
Career Poles: Cup 0 | NXS 2 | NCWTS 3
Career Wins: Cup 0 | NXS 4 | NCWTS 7
Best Championship Finish: Cup-Rookie | NXS- 1st (2017) | NCWTS-5th (2016)

In 2016, Byron turned in the most successful rookie season in the 22-year history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with seven victories. The following season the Charlotte, N.C. native progressed into the Xfinity Series, where he’s earned four wins en route to the championship.

Hendrick Motorsports signed Byron in August 2016. In 2018, he will join drivers Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman as a member of the four-car Cup Series operation.

Prior to racing in NASCAR’s top divisions, Byron also competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series where he won the East title after scoring 11 top 10s, including four wins, in the 14 races during the 2015 campaign.

Sponsor Liberty University began its support of Byron in 2014 when he drove Late Models for JR Motorsports. Byron is a student working toward an undergraduate degree in business communications through the school’s online education program.

Byron, who scored his first career Truck Series win at Kansas in May 2016, purchased his first Legends car in fall of 2012 and began competing in the U.S. Legend Young Lions Division in 2013. He turned Pro in Legends in January 2014 and won the Charlotte Winter Heat U.S. Pro championship. He competed in 69 Legend races across the U.S. in 2013 and registered 59 top five and 64 top-10 finishes and captured the 2013 U.S. Legend Young Lions National championship.