Radford, VA (May 2, 2015) – William Byron earned his seventh-consecutive podium finish on Saturday, a streak that started on March 28 at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Byron finished third and second respectively in the Twin 75 races at Motor Mile Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) Late Model Division. Over the past seven races, (five Late Model and two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) Byron has earned one win, four second-place and two third-place finishes.
Byron and his JR Motorsports (JRM) team competed at Motor Mile against some of the best drivers in Late Model competition. It was the first trip to the Virginia short-track for Byron and JRM. The Twin 75s featured Late Model-standouts Philip Morris, four-time National Champion; Lee Pulliam, past Motor Mile Speedway Champion; Tommy Lemons, Matt Bowling and teammate Josh Berry in the stout field.
“I was thrilled to get podium finishes in both races in our Liberty University car,” said Byron. “This was my first time to Motor Mile with JR Motorsports as a team, and there was great competition in the race. We’ve had a string of good runs together this year and I’m enjoying coming to the racetrack every week. It’s been great racing from the drop of the green flag with Josh (teammate Berry) and the strong competitors that we’ve been facing.”
Byron qualified third in his Liberty University car for the first 75-lap race and finished third behind Pulliam and teammate Berry. The second race of the Twins was a standout race for Byron. The top-10 finishers in the first race were inverted, and Byron started from the eighth position. The outside line didn’t get up to speed as quickly as the inside line and Byron slipped back to 10th. He began his charge through the field around lap 30 and was making smart and calculated moves around his competitors. He passed nine cars to get up to second and started to chase down leader Pulliam. Byron was unable to catch Pulliam in the closing 10 laps and brought the No. 9 Chevrolet home second.
Byron will compete at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway next weekend in the CARS Tour Super Late Model race with the LFR Chassis Team, then return to NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition at Iowa Speedway on May 16 with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.