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Back-to-Back Wins for Byron

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William Byron became the first two-time eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series winner when he took the checkered flag in the Toyota Owners 150 at the virtual Richmond Raceway.

Byron, who had older tires, was able to hold off Timmy Hill for his second consecutive win in the four races that have been held so far.

“To go back to back is really cool,” Byron said. “Having fun with it while we’re kind of in a hiatus here, but looking forward to getting back to real racing soon, too.”

Byron, who led a race-high 94 laps, last pitted under caution on Lap 100 and had 16 lap older tires than Hill, Parker Kligerman and Landon Cassill, who finished second through fourth, respectively.

“Definitely the pit call there with about 40 laps to go was a tough one,” Byron said. “I didn’t really know how that was going to work out, but luckily we were able to have a little bit of buffer to the guys with four tires, and then the late restart, just executed that well.”

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Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bubba Wallace and Brad Keselowski completed the top 10. For Busch and Keselowski it marked their first top 10 of the season.

“It would be nice to figure out qualifying and start up front and see if we have a shot to race inside the top three all day and race for the win,” said Busch, who started 27th. “I’ve just been working hard at getting a little bit more and more out of our M&M’s Camry and trying to figure out some more iRacing tricks.”

Richmond 4Ryan Preece led 59 laps from the pole, but finished 19th. He was involved in a couple incidents with Matt DiBenedetto that ultimately led to DiBenedetto being parked on Lap 113.

“@RyanPreece cut down on me, spun out due to it, then wrecked me intentionally for his screw up,” DiBenedetto tweeted.

The race was sent to overtime and extended four laps following a multi-car crash with four to go that included Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick.

Cassill was the highest finisher among the four drivers that made the field in the morning qualifying race that was won by Bobby Labonte with Cassill in second. Earnhardt Jr. and Daniel Suarez were the FOX selections to advance.

Both Byron and Hill have been the dominant drivers this season with Byron with the win, laps led lead and Hill with an average finish of 2.3.

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series returns to action next Sunday at the virtual Talladega Superspeedway.