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William Byron led 24 laps in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 to earn his first points-awarding win in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Byron took the lead from race leader Denny Hamlin on a restart in NASCAR Overtime Saturday, August 29th, at Daytona International Speedway, locking the 22-year-old driver into the NASCAR playoffs.
“It’s been a long time coming for this win in the Cup Series,” Byron said to The Racing Experts. “I was thinking the other day before this race actually just how long it’s actually been since I’ve won a race.
“I’ve really been wanting to win and have that feeling again of adrenaline.”
Byron is now the 195th driver in the history of NASCAR’s elite series to score a victory.
Cole Custer is the other first-time Cup Series winner in 2020, earning the victory at Kentucky Speedway in July.
Both drivers are part of the 16-driver field who will compete for the NASCAR Cup Series championship.
The NASCAR Playoffs are scheduled to begin next Sunday night, September 5th, at Darlington Speedway.
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