William Byron


Byron Claims Snowball Derby Pole in Second Attempt

Byron Claims Snowball Derby Pole in Second Attempt

December 2, 2016

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year William Byron showed his muscle in a Super Late Model on Friday evening, claiming the pole for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby.

Byron, qualifying for his second career Snowball Derby, went out early in the session and his fast time of 16.201 seconds held up as the remaining of the 55 cars went out.

“These guys worked real hard so it feels good to get a pole,” Byron told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.  “This race is so tough as it is to make the race.  Luckily so far we’ve done that so we should be fine.”

In his swan song with Kyle Busch Motorsports before heading to JR Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, a win at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday would be a major accomplishment.

“It would be great just for this team and for myself,” Byron said.  “This is a huge race.  If I could get a Snowball Derby victory on my resume it would be incredible for me.  We really want to work towards that on Sunday and hopefully get our car driving good tomorrow in practice.”

Then on Sunday, December 4 the green flag will fly over the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. The 300-lap race will begin at 2 p.m. CT.

For more information on the 49th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com.