William Byron claims he has ‘a good shot at the win,’ in Kansas Speedway on Sunday as the HMS young-gun set to bounce back from Darlington disappointment

Find out what William Byron had to say about what he expects at Kansas and how the Las Vegas experience will help the teams at the track

William Byron
William Byron

NASCAR will hit Kansas Speedway for the 12th round of Cup Series Racing on Sunday and William Byron, who is the only multi-race winner in the Next-Gen car alongside Ross Chastain, will be one of the drivers to look up to. The No:24 Hendrick Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver will be hoping to get back to the top after his disappointing finish to Darlington throwback weekend last Sunday.

The Darlington cup race saw William Byron cruising towards a third win of the season in a dominant fashion but Joey Logano who was trying to catch up with the leader from the rear had other plans as the veteran bumped Byron to the wall at turn 3 of the final lap taking the win to himself, relegating the No:24 to 13th place.

As William Byron hits the Kansas track, he has a clear advantage over his peers owing to the recent dominance HMS teams have shown in the track and their performance at the Las Vegas track, which is similar to the 1.5-mile track at Kansas. Now Byron has come forth express his thoughts and hopes for his Kansas outing.  

Also read: ‘We just need to avoid the mistakes that have cost us a good finish,’ Martin Truex Jr. on his at Kansas after spinning out at Darlington last Sunday

Find out what William Byron said  

William Byron
William Byron

William Byron acknowledged that the teams for the first time this season have some idea of what to expect from the track they are going to race in the Next-Gen car as the Kansas Speedway is more similar to tracks, they have raced with the new car, so re-learning the car there is not the main priority anymore this week. He went on to say that he is hopeful about his Kansas outing owing to the fact that he had a good run in Las Vegas earlier this season which is a track similar to Kansas.

While most of these tracks this year, we’ve had to re-learn because of the Next-Gen car, think I’m a bit more confident on what to expect heading to Kansas this weekend. Not all mile-and-a-half tracks are the same but I feel like Kansas and Las Vegas are the most similar to each other. We raced at Vegas earlier this year and ran really well,William Byron said.

William Byron went on to say that the only difference he sees between Vegas and Kansas track is the temperature-sensitive and less grip nature of the latter. He added that No:24 team has been having good outings in Kansas for the past couple of years and he expects the experience they have accumulated so far will be helping them to take a shot at winning in Kansas.

The only real difference is I feel like Kansas is a more temperature-sensitive racetrack and has less grip. We’ve run well at Kansas over the past couple of years, so I think with the notebook we’ve built so far and our past experiences there, we should have a good shot at the win this weekend,” William Byron added.

Also read: ‘We just need to avoid the mistakes that have cost us a good finish,’ Martin Truex Jr. on his at Kansas after spinning out at Darlington last Sunday

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