Byron kicks off 2024 NASCAR season with a bang at Daytona


In a dramatic finish under the yellow flag, William Byron, at the wheel of the #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, secured his first Daytona 500 victory, marking a historic moment for both driver and team.

The 2024 edition of the "Great American Race" - which was postponed until Monday due to rain - lived up to its name, filled with late-race chaos and thrilling battles. While Byron wasn't the dominant leader throughout, he positioned himself strategically, capitalizing on a last-lap crash between Ross Chastain and Austin Cindric to claim the checkered flag.

Byron’s win holds special significance for the 26-year-old, not only as his first Daytona victory but also as a tribute to Hendrick Motorsports on their 40th anniversary, with runner-up Alex Bowman ensuring a 1-2 for the legendary team.

The victory also kicks off the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season with a bang, setting the stage for an exciting year filled with competition and potential upsets. With the Daytona 500 in the rearview mirror, all eyes are now on Byron and the other contenders as they chase the ultimate prize – the NASCAR Cup Series championship.