NASCAR Cup: Byron passes Wallace late to secure Hendrick’s 300th win
After watching his Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Kyle Larson – who dominated most of the race – wreck out late, Byron got around Bubba Wallace and Chase Briscoe on a restart with five of 267 laps remaining to take the lead for the first time.
The race at Texas Motor Speedway was filled with excitement and drama. Kyle Larson, driving for Hendrick Motorsports, had been in control for most of the race until he crashed in the late stages. This opened up an opportunity for William Byron, another Hendrick Motorsports driver, to make a move for the lead.
The Final Restart
In a strategic move, Bubba Wallace chose the outside lane for the final restart, putting him side-by-side with Chase Briscoe. Meanwhile, William Byron lined up behind them, ready to seize his chance.
A Dramatic Finish
As the restart commenced, Byron showed his skill and determination, making a daring move to pass both Wallace and Briscoe. With just five laps remaining in the race, Byron took the lead for the first time, giving Hendrick Motorsports a chance at securing their 300th win.
A Historic Victory
Byron’s pass on the restart proved to be a decisive moment in the race. He held onto the lead for the remaining laps and crossed the finish line in first place, securing Hendrick Motorsports’ 300th win in the NASCAR Cup Series.
It was a momentous occasion for the team, marking an impressive milestone in their storied history. The win highlighted the strength and perseverance of Hendrick Motorsports, as well as the talent and determination of William Byron.
This victory will undoubtedly boost the confidence of both William Byron and the entire Hendrick Motorsports team. As they continue to strive for success, this win serves as a reminder of their capability to overcome challenges and achieve greatness on the race track.
With the NASCAR Cup Series unfolding, fans can expect more thrilling races and intense competition as drivers battle for supremacy. The Texas race showcased the unpredictability and excitement that comes with stock car racing, leaving spectators eagerly awaiting the next event.