The Cup Series driver will hit the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend which will mark the Next-Gen car’s debut on the track alongside the 2022 All-Star race where the top Cup drivers will go all out on Sunday for the One-Million -Dollar prize money. The 1.5-mile oval is expected to produce fireworks as the drivers will run for a win that can give them strong momentum going forward considering the fact that half of the regular season is already over and the playoff spots are getting filled faster.
William Byron, one of the two multi winners with the next-Gen car alongside Ross Chastain, will hit the Texas track hoping to get back to winning form as he is yet to finish inside the top 10 following his Martinsville though he had come close to some multiple times. The No:24 Hendrick Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver will have some tricks up his sleeve for the All-Star race as he will also take part in the Xfinity race which can give him vital intel going into the final race.
William Byron has now come forth expressing his hopes for the All-Star race and how the Xfinity series outing might be able to help him in the Sunday race as well as the upcoming races in his bid for the championship.
Find out what William Byron said
William Byron acknowledged that the reason behind his excitement about getting back to the Xfinity car in Texas Motor Speedway is the fact that he hasn’t been able to recreate his Truck and Xfinity series success in the 1.5 Mile oval in his recent Cup outings here and added that he is also excited to find out how much the racing conditions have changed after his last race in Xfinity car here a couple of years ago.
“Texas (Motor Speedway) is a track I found success at early on in my career in both trucks and Xfinity but I feel like I’ve struggled just a little bit to get the same results on the Cup side of things. That’s part of why I’m excited to get back in an Xfinity car this weekend and see how it races compared to when I was in one last a few years ago,” William Byron said.
William Byron went on to say he feels like the Xfinity car relates similarly to the Next-Gen car which can give them some extra notes which can be useful for Sunday’s upcoming race as well as the upcoming summer Cup Race at the Texan track saying “I feel like those cars relate similarly to the Next-Gen car and hopefully that will give us some extra notes that we can use not only for the All-Star Race on Sunday but also for when we go back to Texas in the fall,“.
William Byron’s crew chief Rudy Fugle addressed Byron’s chance in the race and suggested that they will have tire advantage coming to Texas saying “With us using the same tire this weekend as we did last weekend in Kansas and at Las Vegas, I think that gives us a good starting place at least when it comes to what changes we can make with air pressure and the fine line on how the car reacts,”.