William Byron Captures Pole for XFINITY Race at Dover

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After turning the fastest lap in each of the first two rounds of qualifying, William Byron captured his second career XFINITY Series pole on Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Byron ran a lap of 156.209 mph, .038 seconds quicker than Daniel Suarez (155.952 mph). The No. 9 team was excited about getting it’s second pole … Read more

5 Points to Ponder: A Sluggish Start to the NASCAR Playoffs — Why?

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ONE:¬†Sluggish Start to NASCAR’s 10-Race Playoff It‚Äôs fair to say for NASCAR that it hasn‚Äôt been the compelling start to the 2017 playoffs the powers that be at Daytona Beach, Fla.,¬† would have wanted. We’ve had two poor races with limited-to-no excitement. There hasn’t been a great deal of passing, not really any it seems … Read more

4 Burning Questions: How Memorable Will the Final Fall New Hampshire Race Be?

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What’s Up with New Hampshire’s Sticky Compound? New Hampshire Motor Speedway confirmed this week that the track will once again apply the same PJ1 compound used in the July event. The compound, being applied to the first and third grooves of the racetrack, was a much-hyped edition to the one-lane racetrack at which cars can … Read more

Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports Overwhelming Favorites for Championship

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The regular season for the 2017 XFINITY Series has¬†come and gone and one thing has remained certain since Daytona: JR Motorsports is the team to beat. Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Michael Annett¬†comprise the quartet of drivers under the JRM banner. The organization has been the most consistent XFINITY team all season long, … Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Hometown Party for Justin Allgaier

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Until 15 laps to go, Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series looked to be on its way to being won by yet another Cup Series regular. But an eventful restart was a breakthrough moment for Illinois native Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came out of the pits in fourth position but was … Read more

Chase Elliott, William Byron to Change Car Numbers for 2018

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Two of NASCAR’s young drivers are switching numbers. For the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, William Byron and Chase Elliott will pilot the Nos. 24 and 9, respectively, for Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 29. That announcement means Byron, who has driven the No. 9 in the XFINITY and Camping World … Read more

2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 22: Twisty Turns

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Episode 21: Twisty Turns Frontstretch Podcast¬†with¬†Dustin Albino,¬†Joseph Wolkin¬†and¬†Zach Catanzareti In this week‚Äôs episode brought to you by¬†DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach¬†discuss Martin Truex Jr.’s title hopes, Hendrick Motorsport’s youth movement, Kyle Busch v. Brad Keselowski, free agency talks with Aric Almirola and a preview of racing at Michigan International Speedway! This week‚Äôs episode was brought … Read more

NASCAR 101: William Byron’s Cup Trajectory? Not Too Irregular

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Is William Byron being rushed to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series too quickly? Nah. In fact, be surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Think about it this way: Byron, 19, comes as one of the hottest prospects in recent memory in NASCAR’s national series. He’s seemingly been well-funded, with Liberty University — the college Byron … Read more

Friday Faceoff: How Much Is Left in Jimmie Johnson’s Tank?

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19-year-old William Byron was named to replace Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. Are teams rushing youngsters through the ranks too fast in an effort not to lose them to another team, or are drivers more prepared at a younger age than in the past? Bryan Gable:¬†William … Read more

2-Headed Monster: Is William Byron Ready for Cup?

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With the recent announcements of Kasey Kahne being released from Hendrick¬†Motorsports at seasons end, 19-year-old phenom William Byron will take over the No. 5 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. The¬†youngster began racing just¬†five years ago, and has¬†rapidly ascended to the top of the mountain when it comes to North American … Read more