Name: William Byron
Birth Date: Nov. 29, 1997
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Position: Driver - No. 9 Chevrolet
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Byron turned Pro in Legends in January of 2014 and promptly won the Charlotte Winter Heat Series U.S. Legend Pro Championship. He was also crowned the Pro Legends Champion at the Winter Nationals at Auburndale (Fla.) Speedway, after winning all six races.
Byron competed over several series in 2014, gaining experience in full-size stock cars including: U.S. Legend Car Pro Division, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division and select Pro Late Models. He signed on to compete regionally for JRM’s Late Model program in January of 2014 and filled his racing schedule quickly. Byron competed 56 times and earned 24 pole awards, 11 wins, 29 top-three finishes, and 37 top-five finishes over the course of the year.
He acclimated to the Late Model car well for JRM in his first season, competing 21 times at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway against seasoned veterans and past champions. Byron took his first trip to victory lane in a stock car on Sept. 6 at the legendary North Carolina short track. In addition, he captured seven pole awards and 15 top-five finishes on his way to a second-place finish in the track championship standings. His Hickory results, along with success at Caraway Speedway in North Carolina, earned Byron the state’s Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series.
Byron is not only passionate about his racing career, but about his education and faith as well. He is currently enrolled in online classes at Liberty University. Liberty University, Byron’s primary sponsor, is the largest private, non-profit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world.
Byron’s plate will be full once again in 2017 as he continues his ascension up the racing ranks. He looks to add to his racing success in the NXS this year as he competes for Rookie of the Year honors and a chance to hoist the championship trophy in the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro.