HMS‘s William Byron set to battle for the win at the 2023 Snowball Derby

Willaim Byron will be one of the two HMS drivers in the 56th edition of the Snowball Derby.


HMS‘s William Byron set to battle for the win at the 2023 Snowball Derby

William Byron at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Via IMAGO)

Hendrick Motorsports has confirmed that the No:24 Chevy Camaro ZL1 driver Willaim Byron will race in the 2023 edition of the Snowball Derby. He will be eying a win for Rick Hendrick’s team in the iconic prestigious short-track Super Late Model win. Byron will be driving the No:24 Stock Car as well in the event.

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It isn’t the first time the 2023 NASCAR Championship-4 entrant will be driving the No:24 car in the event. He has driven the same machinery in 2022 where he finished as the sixth fastest driver. 2023 will be his fourth time racing in the event. On his debut in 2015, he finished P8 and in 2016 he was able to score just a P22 finish following an unfortunate accident.

It will offer Byron a good opportunity to redeem himself and get himself ready to tackle the 2024 season. Byron ended 2023 with six wins and was the most consistent driver alongside his team Kyle Larson. But he failed to finish at the top in the Phoenix season finale and had to settle for a P3 in the championship.

Byron is excited to race in the event and proclaimed that he is happy to be part of the event that is hosted at a track that acts as a bride between local short track racing, which is the root of NASCAR and national-level racing.

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I think it’s great to be around those tracks and bridge the gap between local short-track racing and national stuff.
Byron said, as reported by HendrickMotorsports.com.

Alex Bowman’s mechanic and local racer Travis Braden will also race at the event

The second entry of Hendrick Motorsports at the event, Travis Braden who currently works as the set-up mechanic of Alex Bowman’sNo:48 Chevy will also race in the event. He is an established Super Late Model racer who has won ARCA races as well as the Snowball Derby in 2019.

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The race is scheduled to start on December 3, with practice sessions starting from November 30. Byron will miss the first practice due to the NASCAR Awards in Nashville. He will still have time to practice on Friday and Saturday before the 300 laps’ main event on Sunday.

Along with Byron, there will be a handful of NASCAR Cup races fighting for the win at the event. Legacy MC driver Erik Jones, Stewart Haas Racing’s Ryan Preece, Spire Motorsports rookie Carson Hocevar, and ex-Legacy MC driver Noah Gregson will be part of the event.

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