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Rookie William Byron Competing for Wins on the Track and in the Classroom

2016 Pocono Trucks William Byron Zach Catanzareti

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Prior to entering his rookie season with Kyle Busch Motorsports, William Byron had one expectation — winning. Being a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, many things are new to Byron. Week-in and week-out, the 18-year-old is traveling across America, something he had done previously in the K&N Pro East Series, but not …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Makes History at Pocono

2016 Camping World Truck Pocono

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In a Nutshell: William Byron owned Pocono Raceway throughout the weekend. Come Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150, the No. 9 truck, deemed the one to beat by his competitors, set the pace. Holding off Cameron Hayley on a restart with four laps remaining in the race, Byron earned his fifth triumph of the season, a Truck Series record …

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William Byron Wins Pocono; Becomes Winningest Truck Series Rookie

2016 Pocono Trucks William Byron Zach Catanzareti

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While his fellow competitors slammed, spun and maneuvered through trouble behind him, William Byron set sail. Starting from pole after rain forced qualifying to be cancelled, the 18-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie led a race-high 44 of 60 laps to win the Pocono Mountains 150. The win is his fifth of the year, which breaks a …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Scores 4th Career Win at Kentucky Speedway

2016 Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his third win in the last four races and his fourth overall when he took the checkered flag 0.190 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek in thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron held off a hard-charging Nemechek and Daniel Hemric in the final …

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Subs Brett Moffitt, Parker Kligerman Lead Truck Practices

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The Camping World Truck Series took to the newly-reconfigured Kentucky Speedway for two practice sessions on Wednesday, and substitute drivers led both events. Parker Kligerman, subbing for John Wes Townley in the No. 05 truck, won the first practice with a fast lap of 179.099 mph. Rookie William Byron was second (179.075), Kyle Busch third …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Sonoma Edition

2016 Charlotte Cwts William Byron Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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It was a bit of different kind of racing weekend as the Sprint Cup series was off, but the Truck and XFINITY Series races provided plenty of good plots and subplots throughout the weekend. So, this week’s column will give some time and space to drivers and teams in those two series. HOT William Byron …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Notches 2nd Consecutive Win

2016 Charlotte Cwts William Byron Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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In a Nutshell: William Byron went back-to-back with a victory over Cole Custer in Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway. Byron overcame a pit road stumble on his final stop, and with the help of a couple of late-race cautions, recovered to score his third win of the season. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and …

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William Byron Holds Off Cole Custer for Iowa Triumph

Byron Iowa Win

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William Byron was fired up Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Going from fourth to first during the final restart with two laps remaining in the Speediatrics 200, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender brought home his third victory of the season for his Kyle Busch Motorsports squad. Leading a race-high 107 laps — the first …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

2016 Camping World Truck Kansas

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Post-Michigan Edition

2016 Michigan I Cup Joey Logano Confetti John Harrelson Nkp

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The racing weekend at Michigan and Texas gave fans plenty of variety. Youth showed us their talents, restarts were crazy, at least two of the finishes were well worth waiting for and then there was a special groundhog appearance. Just your normal racing weekend. HOT Sooner or later Joey Logano was going to win a …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Bests Matt Crafton in Texas

In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his second win in just four races when he bested a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps remaining in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also outlasted a hard-charging Rico Abreu, who hit the wall twice in the closing laps to score the victory by …

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William Byron Holds Off Rico Abreu, Matt Crafton In Texas Truck Thriller

2016 Cwts Texas William Byron Victory Lane Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

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William Byron won his second Camping World Truck Series race of the season after getting around a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps to go. Crafton had led 133 laps of the 167-lap race before being passed by the 18-year-old Byron. Crafton had recovered after causing the first caution of the night by cutting …

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