FORT WORTH, TEXAS — William Byron picked up his 10th career NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday in the AutoTrader EchoPark 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Byron is the 64th driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to earn double-digit victories. He is now tied with Donnie Allison, Clint Bowyer, and Sterling Marlin on the series’ all-time wins list.
- Donnie Allison: 10 wins in 184 starts, age 38
- William Byron: 10 wins in 210 starts, age 25
- Clint Bowyer: 10 wins in 448 starts, age 39
- Sterling Marlin: 10 wins in 544 starts, age 45
“It’s really special,” Byron said. “Growing up a Hendrick Motorsports fan, I watched win No. 200 on TV when Jimmie won that race.
“I always felt like obviously the gold standard was Hendrick Motorsports, so if I could ever drive for them, once I started having success in my own career, that was the goal.”
The first driver to win 10 races in the Cup Series was Herb Thomas, who won at Central City Speedway in Macon, Georgia in 1952. Thomas went on to win 48 races and two championships.
Byron started the season tied for 82nd on the series’ all-time wins list.
Now ahead of Byron on the wins list includes:
- Dick Rathman – 13
- Tim Richmond – 13
- Dick Hutcherson – 14
- LeeRoy Yarborough – 14
- Ernie Irvan – 15
The next race for the Cup Series is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Other notable drivers’ 10th victory by start and age
- Jimmie Johnson, 95 starts, age 27
- Jeff Gordon, 96 starts, age 23
- Kyle Busch, 132 starts, age 23
- Denny Hamlin, 159 starts, age 29
- Dale Earnhardt, 177 starts, age 33
- William Byron, 210 starts, age 25
- Kevin Harvick, 213 starts, age 30
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