William Byron and the No. 24 Valvoline team dominated in Sunday's race at Watkins Glen International, leading 66 of the 90 laps around the upstate New York track. The 25-year old Charlotte, North Carolina NASCAR driver has claimed eight pole awards in 26 road course races but a victory had eluded him. Until now.
"We've worked years and years for this," Byron said, crediting veteran open-wheel racer Max Papis with helping him. "It’s a great win."
Byron holds a series-high of five wins as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona next weekend for the final race of the regular season, placing him solidly on top of the field heading into the 2023 Playoffs.