William Byron matched his win complete from final season as he completed first within the United Leases Work 500 at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday to mark his second consecutive victory.
Byron wanted additional time to seize his second NASCAR Cup Series win of the season. He surged previous Kyle Larson and held off a charging Ryan Blaney down the stretch to safe the win. Tyler Reddick would end third with Larson in fourth and Kevin Harvick in fifth.
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A late warning flag despatched the race into additional time. On the restart, Byron sat on the surface of Larson and was propelled into first place.
Byron credited his crew chief, Rudy Fugle, for sticking with two recent tires in a strategic second for serving to him a minimum of get right into a place the place he may catapult into first place. The technique paid off as Byron drove the No. 24 automotive again to the Winner’s Circle for the second straight time.
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The win marks the sixth victory of his profession. He received final week at Las Vegas.
He additionally picked up factors with a Stage 1 victory. Larson, who sat on the pole for the race, completed first in Stage 2.
Byron is the primary driver this season to have a number of wins. His victories give him a fantastic probability at making the playoffs later this season. He began the race within the third spot. Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, Kyle Busch, Alex Bowman and Josh Berry rounded out the highest 10.
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NASCAR will head to Atlanta subsequent week for the Ambetter Health 400.