CONCORD, N.C. -- 2020 will be a year for William Byron to remember. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE earned his first Cup Series victory in thrilling fashion, made the playoffs for the second year in a row and earned a berth in the All-Star Race.
Take a look at Byron's stats after he capped of his best season yet in the NASCAR Cup Series.
- Byron took the checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 29 to commemorate his first win in the highest level of stock car racing. At the time, Byron was 22 years, 9 months and 1 day when he won the race - a 24-day difference from when former No. 24 driver Jeff Gordon won his first race at 22 years, 9 months and 25 days.
- For the second year in a row, Byron entered the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The big difference this season was that Byron punched his ticket by virtue of a victory. Byron was in a must-win situation at Daytona - the last race of the regular season - making his celebration even more special.
- On top of his Daytona win, Byron earned four top-five finishes and 14 top-10s this year. The top-10 results are the most in his Cup Series career, and he was just one top-five finish short of matching his career high.
- Three of Byron's four top-five results came in the last 12 races of the season. The 23-year-old driver placed first at Daytona International Speedway, fifth in the playoff event at Darlington Raceway and fourth at the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Similarly, Byron earned four top-10 results in the final six races of the season, including a ninth-place finish at Phoenix Raceway for the Championship 4 event.
- Byron led 140 laps this season, including 24 for his overtime win at Daytona. His season-high laps led were at both Kansas Speedway and the Daytona Road Course (27).
- Byron's win this year gave crew chief Chad Knaus his 82nd overall win in his impressive crew chief career. Knaus is third on the all-time wins list for crew chiefs after he won 81 races with seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.