CONCORD, N.C. – William Byron’s eighth-place finish at WWT Raceway marked his sixth straight top-10 result on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.
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It is the latest accomplishment in what has been a strong first half of the season for the 25-year-old driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. His current run is the second-best top-10 streak of his career with his highest spell of consecutive top 10s coming in 2021 with 11 in a row (from Homestead-Miami Speedway to Dover Motor Speedway). It is also the longest active top-10 streak by any driver.
This impressive run has been highlighted by his third win of the season at Darlington Raceway and a streak of four consecutive top-five finishes from Dover to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Byron’s last six races:
Talladega Superspeedway: Finished seventh, led one lap and earned 37 points.
Dover Motor Speedway: Finished fourth, led 193 laps and earned 52 points.
Kansas Speedway: Earned pole, finished third, led 10 laps and earned 34 points.
Darlington Raceway: Won race, led seven laps and earned 56 points.
Charlotte Motor Speedway: Finished second, led 91 laps and earned 55 points.
WWT Raceway: Finished eighth, led 30 laps and earned 40 points.
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Over the past six races, Byron has:
Four top-five finishes (most in the series)
Six top-10 finishes (most in the series)
332 laps led (most in the series)
6.5 average start
4.2 average finish (best in the series)
274 points (most in the series)
When this streak started, Byron was 15th in the point standings and 94 points behind the leader. Today, he sits in second place and is only 13 points back of the top spot.
For the 2023 season, Byron leads the series or is tied for the lead in the following categories:
Three wins (tied for the most in the series)
Seven top-five finishes (most in the series)
Nine top-10 finishes (tied for the most in the series)
717 laps led (most in the series)
Seven stage wins (most in the series)
17 playoff points (most in the series)
One of the key pieces behind the driver’s success has been the outstanding work of his pit crew. Spencer Bishop (jackman), Jeff Cordero (front-tire changer), Orane Ossowski (rear-tire changer), Ryan Patton (tire carrier) and Landon Walker (fueler) have been one of the top units on pit road all season. The team’s average four-tire pit stop time of 10.905 seconds is the fastest in the series through 15 races. The squad also recorded its three fastest four-tire pit stops of the season in last Monday’s Coca-Cola 600, which rank second (9.383 seconds), fourth (9.504 seconds) and sixth-fastest (9.541 seconds) among all four-tire stops this season.
The series will next head to Sonoma Raceway. In his last trip to the California road course Byron scored his lone top-10 finish at the track. Will he extend his streak to seven consecutive top-10 results? Tune in to catch the action on Sunday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).