William Byron


Rookie William Byron Scores Second-Place Finish in Daytona Debut

Rookie William Byron Scores Second-Place Finish in Daytona Debut

February 14, 2016

From Venturini Motorsports:

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 14, 2016) – Eighteen-year old rookie William Byron, in his Daytona debut and third overall ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career start, finished second behind race winner John Wes Townley in Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire season opening event. 


Byron, driving the No.55 Liberty University Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports, matched his ARCA career best finish of second. Byron gained valuable superspeedway experience, which he will undoubtedly need for Friday night under the lights when he makes his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Daytona International Speedway driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). 


“I was really looking, watching my mirrors to see what we might be able to do,” said Byron, the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion. “I came over the radio to see if I could back up to anyone to get a run, but by then we were only in a tight pack of three, so I had to sit tight. I’m thrilled with our finish. The win would’ve been nice, but I accomplished my goal of completing every lap and gaining experience for next week’s truck race.” 


“I just want to thank Venturini Motorsports. They gave me a great racecar all weekend. I was really just learning all day, trying to stay patient and learn the process of drafting in the pack. When it got three-wide, you had to learn on the fly and put your trust in the guys around you.”