KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 6, 2016) – In just his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, 18-year-old William Byron claimed his first career victory with a win in the Toyota Tundra 250.
“It was crazy the last couple restarts,” said Byron. “I had the lead on the green flag run and I was praying for no cautions. But you have to earn it.”
Byron, who graduates high school in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 27th, claimed his second top-10 finish of 2016 tonight.
“This is a dream come true. I was six years old watching truck races and I didn’t start racing until I was 14,” said Byron. “To be in a Toyota Tundra [and win] like this is amazing.”
Team owner Kyle Busch was happy to see Byron get his first win.
"It's pretty special to have William Byron win this early in his career,” said Busch.
Matt Crafton, who is a two-time Truck Series winner at Kansas Speedway (2013, 2015), posted his eighth top-10 finish in his 16 career races at Kansas Speedway.
Timothy Peters, who finished eighth in tonight’s Toyota Tundra 250, leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series by eight points over Daniel Hemric. Hemric finished third in the Toyota Tundra 250 while posting his second career top-10 finish at Kansas Speedway. Byron is in seventh place, trailing Peters by 16 points.
Emporia, Kan.-native Clint Bowyer finished fifth in the Toyota Tundra 250, his first Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway since 2011, which he won.
In NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, Martin Truex Jr. captured the pole for tomorrow’s Go Bowling 400, his eighth career pole and first since April 2012 at Texas.
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