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Byron Kicks off Daytona's Speed Week with Back-to-Back Wins at New Smyrna Speedway

February 15, 2023 - William Byron has not been shy to state that his time behind the wheel of the super late model has been a way to "perfect his craft", and he believes he improves with each race. This week he added two races at New Smyrna Speedway to his schedule while in Daytona to kick off the 2023 NASCAR season. He also added two trophies to his collection with back-to-back wins at the high-banked half mile.

William Byron returned to the seat of the super late model on Monday night at New Smyrna Speedway and quickly made his way back to victory lane taking the checkered flag in the feature race. With the invert he started in the second position and quickly passed the pole sitter, William Sawalich, and held the point position for the remainder of the 35-lap event.

Byron and team carried that momentum into Tuesday where he set up to defend his 2022 win in the Clyde Hart Memorial 100. Expecting a bigger challenge with a larger field and longer race, he didn't expect to be starting the race in the 10th position after a disappointing qualifying effort. He methodically worked his way through the field before taking the lead on lap 55, due in part to some attrition in front of him. He led uncontested in the closing laps and took the checkered flag to earn his fourth win in two years at the speedway,

He told Racing America following the race, "It’s pretty crazy. I didn’t picture that when we came down here last year to have so much success here. It’s been a good track. I think the Super suits my style. You can’t do any of this without a good race car.”


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