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Teen Byron Wins Fifth Truck Race Of Season

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, July 30 2016
William Byron keeps on trucking and winning. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

William Byron keeps on trucking and winning. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

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Teen-ager William Byron led 44 of 60 laps at Pocono Raceway in the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota and won for the fifth time in 12 Camping World Truck Series starts this year.

He broke Kurt Busch’s rookie record of four wins in Truck Series in 2000 and he left runner-up Cameron Haley searching for answers.

Asked about his five wins and whether or not the feat surprises him, Byron said, “I’d have said you were crazy. Just to get one is hard enough. Everything has just lined up for us this year. I’ve been extremely blessed and we’ve had a lot of things that have happened good for us and we’re bringing fast trucks and we’re doing our homework so that’s the biggest thing and the key to success.”

Haley said he won’t be surprise if there are more wins ahead for Byron and his team.

“That 9 is so fast,” commented Haley. “We need to really go back and look at things, because he’s definitely a step above us. But we worked hard all day, and we were able to come out at least for a second-place finish.

“We would have liked to win, but that 9 is pretty fast, so we’ll keep trying.”

The 18-year-0ld Byron, who started from the pole, said getting the win and the record felt great.

“It means a lot,” Byron said. “It was definitely a goal—I can’t lie about that. I knew that was something to beat, and we just show up with so much focus.

“We never get off track, I feel like. It’s just a credit to where we are as a race team, the work we’re doing, the work they’re doing in the shop on the trucks, and we’re putting it all together when we get to the race track.”

The race featured nine cautions for 27 laps.

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Pocono Mountains 150

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 30, 2016

  1. (1) William Byron #, Toyota, 60.
  2. (10) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 60.
  3. (15) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 60.
  4. (7) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 60.
  5. (16) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, 60.
  6. (17) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 60.
  7. (9) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 60.
  8. (11) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 60.
  9. (2) John H Nemechek, Chevrolet, 60.
  10. (5) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 60.
  11. (3) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 60.
  12. (20) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 60.
  13. (8) Cody Coughlin #, Toyota, 60.
  14. (18) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 60.
  15. (12) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 60.
  16. (30) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 60.
  17. (23) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 60.
  18. (22) Reed Sorenson(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  19. (25) Kyle Martel, Chevrolet, 60.
  20. (29) Ryan Ellis(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  21. (26) Todd Peck(i), Chevrolet, 60.
  22. (14) Daniel Hemric, Ford, 60.
  23. (27) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 60.
  24. (19) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 59.
  25. (21) Austin Wayne Self #, Toyota, 56.
  26. (4) Tyler Reddick, Ford, Accident, 28.
  27. (24) Carlos Contreras, Chevrolet, Electrical, 22.
  28. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Brakes, 20.
  29. (13) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, Accident, 16.
  30. (28) Sean Corr, Chevrolet, Brakes, 5.
  31. (6) Austin Hill, Ford, Accident, 1.
  32. (32) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Engine, 0.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  99.174 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 30 Mins, 45 Secs. Margin of Victory:  1.406 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  9 for 27 laps.

Lead Changes:  5 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   W. Byron # 1-10; T. Peters 11; W. Byron # 12-24; T. Peters 25-27; S. Gallagher 28-39; W. Byron # 40-60.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  W. Byron # 3 times for 44 laps; S. Gallagher 1 time for 12 laps; T. Peters 2 times for 4 laps.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 319; M. Crafton – 294; D. Hemric – 282; T. Peters – 282; J. Sauter – 278; C. Bell # – 268; J. Nemechek – 256; C. Hayley – 251; B. Kennedy – 251; T. Reddick – 250.

 

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, July 30 2016
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