ABOUT

William

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Name: William Byron

Birth Date: Nov. 29, 1997

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Team: Driver - No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Championships

  • 2013 U.S. Legends Cars National Champion
  • 2013 Legends All-Star Champon
  • 2013 Thursday Thunder Champion
  • 2013 Lake Erie Race of Champions Winner
  • 2013 Legend Stock Champion at Bethel Motor Speedway
  • 2014 U.S. Pro Legend Winter Nationals Championship
  • 2014 U.S. Pro Legend Winter Heat Series Championship
  • 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
  • 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016 - 2019

  • Named the 2016 rookie of the year in the NASCAR Gander
    Outdoors Truck Series
  • Won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship
    in his first and only year competing in the series
  • Captured the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie
    of the year title
  • Named the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year
  • Earned his first career NASCAR Cup Series pole to start the
    2019 Daytona 500

Outside of racing, Byron is passionate about his education, his faith and giving back to his community. He is currently enrolled in online classes at Liberty University, which has supported his racing career since 2014 and continues as one of the primary sponsors of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team. Byron, who is studying business communications, experienced college life in the fall of 2016 when he lived on campus for his first semester while competing in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

In 2015, Byron became an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement rank of the Boy Scouts of America, which he earned while racing full time and attending high school. On Dec. 5, 2017, Byron received the Good Scout Award from the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts of America. The award celebrates members in the Charlotte community who exemplify what it means to represent and serve the Boy Scouts organization at a high level.

When he's away from school and the racetrack, Byron's hobbies include watching and attending sporting events, keeping up with his fitness regimen, iRacing, and racing radio-controlled cars. He is an avid fan of his hometown Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers.

William Byron Fun Facts

  • Favorite Musician: Eric Church
  • Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks
  • Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Caribbean
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Dream Car: Bugatti
  • Favorite Hobby: RC Cars
  • Favorite Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Favorite Subject: Math

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