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William Byron Signs With Hendrick Motorsports Through 2022

NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron announced Sept. 1 that he has signed with Hendrick  Motorsports through 2022, extending his tenure at the team for an additional two years.

Byron, who just days ago scored his first career win in the regular-season finale at Daytona, shared a video on Twitter spotlighting some of his moments with the team, where he has been since 2018.

Byron set the record for most wins by a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie in 2016 with seven, falling short in the championship hunt but winning the Xfinity Series title the year after.

Jumping to the Cup Series in 2018, Byron struggled in his rookie season before winning five poles in 2019. His first Cup win came at Daytona on Aug. 29, locking himself into the 2020 playoffs.

The extension was reportedly signed Aug. 8.

The Cup playoffs will get underway Sunday, Sept. 6, at Darlington Raceway, set to start at 6 p.m.

About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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