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How William Byron’s Father Reacted to Son’s Daytona 500 Win

Srijan Mandal
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William Byron’s win at the Daytona 500 was a special one, both for him and his team. This marked the first Daytona 500 win for Byron and also the first win at the event for Hendrick Motorsport since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014. On the back of this remarkable achievement, Byron recently shared how his father reacted to seeing him in victory lane at the Great American race.

During the press conference ahead of the race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Byron talked about his father’s reaction to him winning the Daytona 500, saying, “..The coolest part was, I was driving home from the shop on Wednesday afternoon after we did the toast and it was maybe our second or third conversation on the phone but we were just talking about the race and something came up about racing for Dale Jr. and how in 2014, that’s the last time Hendrick won a 500. And that’s when I was driving for Dale in the late models and he (his father) was just super emotional…”

He added, “I’ve never really heard him over the phone get that choked up, but it was really special to hear that and just to you know, having been through this journey with him and going to the racetrack every weekend together, starting out it was very special.” Further into the interview, Byron was asked if he had seen his father physically yet and he responded that he had already met him on Wednesday.

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William Byron says he’d love to have a Lego car in the future

The HMS driver’s obsession with Lego sets was highlighted in NASCAR’s new Netflix series. So when asked if there was any sort of collaboration in the works between him and Lego coming up, Byron said, “Yeah we are working on it for sure. Love to have a Lego car out there. I think they can do so many unique things with the design.” He went on to say that Lego would send him a few sets to build and thanks to that he would not have to go on eBay and buy them again.

Well, if Lego does end up releasing a William Byron-centric car model it would be a great collector’s item for the fans. Not just that but it would also make Byron happy considering how big of a fan he is of their existing sets.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a Senior NASCAR Analyst and Editor at The Sportsrush with a wealth of experience and expertise in the world of motorsports. With several thousand articles under his belt over the years, he has established himself as a leading authority on all things racing. His passion for motorsports started at a young age, and he has dedicated his career to covering the sport in all its forms. He is an expert in various disciplines, including stock car racing, American motorsports, Formula 1, IndyCar, NHRA, MotoGP, WRC, WEC, and several more. But Srijan's love for racing goes beyond his writing. He actively competes in professional open-wheel simulation racing, using the number 88 as his racing number. While he mostly participates in GT Endurance classes, he also ventures into Stock Car racing from time to time. In case, you wish to contact Srijan, kindly send an email to him at srijan.mandal@sportsrush.com or just DM him on Twitter.

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