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William Byron Surprised by 2024 NASCAR Success Despite 2023 Breakthrough Season

Srijan Mandal
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“I Don’t Care”: William Byron Not Concerned About Toyota Speed in 2024 NASCAR Season

William Byron has become one of the biggest names in NASCAR this season. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has been accumulating wins across the board. It has just been eight regular season points-paying races so far and the North Carolina native has already picked up three wins to his name. Now for many his current form isn’t a surprise considering how well he performed last season. However, while speaking in a recent interview with WCNC, Byron expressed how he felt surprised with the way the current season has been going for him.

During the conversation he stated, “It’s honestly been it’s been a bit surprising how well, it’s gone. You know, I think that all the competition is better than they were last year. Although we won six races last year and had a great year, you’ve got to continue to work and get better…”

He did acknowledge that the field had become more and more competitive than last year. But despite the strong competition, he feels that every time he can capitalize they get increasingly smoother with their races.

“So I don’t know. It’s just when we’ve been clicking, it’s really clicking and I feel like that’s shown at some of these racetracks and the Daytona 500 obviously it gives you momentum. It gives you confidence that you can go through the rest of the year and we probably race a little bit freer than most of our competition because we have those wins,” he concluded.

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It’s William Byron’s time to shine

Byron has been nothing but phenomenal this season. Bagging three wins in just eight races is no easy feat. And considering the fact that he was able to win six races last season, it feels like this is Byron’s time to shine.

Last year, he made it to the championship four with strong hopes that he would be crowned the champion. However, that win was taken by Ryan Blaney instead. Despite the setback, the HMS driver has walked into this season as a strong contender for the title.

If he can carry forward this momentum and scrape his way past the competition, there will be no stopping him come the 2024 playoffs. Looking forward to the next race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, Byron would surely be aching to add his fourth win of the season.

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Srijan Mandal

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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