William Byron is all set for a double win at “superspeedway for road courses,” Watkins Glen cup and Xfinity races

William Byron is all set for a double win at “superspeedway for road courses,” Watkins Glen cup and Xfinity races

William Byron

NASCAR Cup Series teams will visit the 2.454-mile road track at the New York town of Watkins Glen for the annual race, Go Bowling at The Glen. The bulk of the drivers is just one victory away from the playoffs with two races left, making it one of the fascinating Road Course races of the Cup season. Fans can expect to see pyrotechnics at the track.

Going into the penultimate race in the regular season, one of the drivers to look up to will be the No:24 Camaro ZL1 driver William Byron who is just a top 5 finish away from getting his season back on track. The youngest Hendrick Motorsports Driver at the way has been underperforming with the car he is getting every weekend since his second win in Martinsville.

In the last 16 cup races, Jeff Gordon’s successor has only secured a solo Top 10 finish, while his teammate Chase Elliott secured 3 race wins. Though road courses aren’t the strong suit for William Byron, a win or a top 5 finish can do him a world of good as it gives the No:24 team the time and momentum to regroup and get the team back into the position they were in earlier this season, a sure championship contender.

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Find out what William Byron had to say about his cup race outing at Watkins Glen

William Byron
William Byron

William Byron acknowledged that Watkins Glen produces one of the fun races for drivers as it is fast compared to other tracks. He added that he considers the Watkins Glen track can be considered as the superspeedway of road courses as the track is different from other road courses where slow corners and aggressive breaks are needed.

Honestly Watkins Glen (international) is one of the most fun races tracks we go to as a driver because it’s so fast. It’s not like a lot of the other road courses we go to that have much slower zones and such aggressive braking. Watkins Glen almost really feels like a superspeedway for road courses,” William Byron said.  

William Byron went on to say that he got a test run at the track earlier this season and pointed out that the Next-Gen cars offer similar fun as the last year’s cars. He added that he is excited about the fact that he is able to have extra time at the track with his Xfinity Series outing on Saturday.

I got to test there earlier this year in the Next Gen car and I think it’s just as fun of a road course in these cars compared to last year’s. I’m excited that I get extra track time this weekend there too with being able to run Xfinity on Saturday,” William Byron added.

William Byron went on add that the similar race condition the Xfinity series offers will be beneficial for him to perform well on Sunday. He added that he wants to get a win for Rick Hendricks in the No:17 car at the Xfinity race.

It will make for a full day, but I think it will be beneficial to get those extra laps before Sunday’s race in similar race conditions. Plus, I want to be able to get Mr. Hendrick a win in the No. 17, especially since they’ve been so close this year already,” William Byron explained.

Do you think William Byron can secure a win before the playoff starts?

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