Name: William Byron
Birth Date: Nov. 29, 1997
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Team: Driver - No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Outside of racing, Byron is passionate about his education, his faith and giving back to his community. He is currently enrolled in online classes at Liberty University, which has supported his racing career since 2014 and continues as one of the primary sponsors of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team. Byron, who is studying business communications, experienced college life in the fall of 2016 when he lived on campus for his first semester while competing in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
In 2015, Byron became an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement rank of the Boy Scouts of America, which he earned while racing full time and attending high school. On Dec. 5, 2017, Byron received the Good Scout Award from the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts of America. The award celebrates members in the Charlotte community who exemplify what it means to represent and serve the Boy Scouts organization at a high level.
When he's away from school and the racetrack, Byron's hobbies include watching and attending sporting events, keeping up with his fitness regimen, iRacing, and racing radio-controlled cars. He is an avid fan of his hometown Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers.