William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUminary » July 29th, 2018, 11:51 pm

Nice to see Byron back in the top 10. Sixth at Pocono today.
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by TH Spangler » July 30th, 2018, 4:31 am

He did a great job on the last two restarts!

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by Ewglenn » August 5th, 2018, 3:41 pm

He is having a good day so far. He finished the first leg 3rd. So hopefully at least a top 10 finish.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by TH Spangler » August 5th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Wow! 8th on a road course.

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Post by ballcoach15 » August 5th, 2018, 5:47 pm

I believe thats 2 top 10s in a row.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by BJWilliams » August 5th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Excellent run today.
As a side note...why don't they just run down to "the boot" like the IndyCars used to and the prototypes do currently? I think it'd be pretty cool to see the tin tops going full speed toward the ankle of the boot after the run through the inner loop
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUAlum1215 » August 7th, 2018, 11:03 am

BJWilliams wrote:Excellent run today.
As a side note...why don't they just run down to "the boot" like the IndyCars used to and the prototypes do currently? I think it'd be pretty cool to see the tin tops going full speed toward the ankle of the boot after the run through the inner loop
For whatever reason NASCAR doesn’t want to. Several teams, drivers, media, and even the track itself have expressed interest in doing it but NASCAR has yet to approve it. If I remember correctly they said the final left turn getting back on to the main track is super tight and would be hard for the cars to make. I say let ‘em have at it and clean up the mess when it happens.

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Post by BJWilliams » August 7th, 2018, 6:29 pm

That is a load of bunk. If you're supposed to be among the best drivers in the world, and you can handle driving Daytina in road course configuration, you can handle the left turn coming off the boot. NASCAR brass missed the boat on that logic
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUAlum1215 » August 7th, 2018, 7:23 pm

I get why your saying and I agree with you, but NASCAR doesn’t run the Daytona road course.

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Post by BJWilliams » August 7th, 2018, 11:04 pm

I know...a lot of those guys have run the Rolex 24, which does use the road course
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by ballcoach15 » October 15th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Byron lead 5 laps at Talladega yesterday, but faded to 20th. He was in good shape as result of pit strategy, but a late caution flag messed it up.
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by Old Red » February 10th, 2019, 3:11 pm

William just put the 24 car on the pole for this year’s Daytona 500.
Wonder which day this week they’ll have him on campus? My guess is Wednesday.

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Post by Ewglenn » February 10th, 2019, 4:15 pm

Old Red wrote:William just put the 24 car on the pole for this year’s Daytona 500.
Wonder which day this week they’ll have him on campus? My guess is Wednesday.
Someone was saying on CSNBBS he would be there tomorrow.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by ballcoach15 » February 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm

Tomorrow would make sense. There's not much, if anything happening at Daytona tomorrow.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUAlum1215 » February 10th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Ewglenn wrote:
Old Red wrote:William just put the 24 car on the pole for this year’s Daytona 500.
Wonder which day this week they’ll have him on campus? My guess is Wednesday.
Someone was saying on CSNBBS he would be there tomorrow.
Mike Joy made the off handed comment that he would be back in class tomorrow at LU. He’s an online only student not residential. He did one semester on campus the year he ran trucks for Kyle Busch before moving back to North Carolina and going online.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUAlum1215 » February 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm

ballcoach15 wrote:Tomorrow would make sense. There's not much, if anything happening at Daytona tomorrow.
There are no more on track activities until Thursday night for the Duels.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by jack_sparrow81 » February 10th, 2019, 8:15 pm

That’s awesome! Is this one of the races that LU will be the primary sponsor?

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by Old Red » February 10th, 2019, 9:26 pm

No, Axalta is primary for this race (& the majority this year). We won’t see LU on the car until we are a few races into the season.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUAlum1215 » February 15th, 2019, 8:10 am

Byron led the first 15 laps of his qualifying race before dropping to the back to avoid any disaster. He did draft in the pack really well for a bit, but a near crash by another driver was enough for him to bail out of the pack. He finished 16th but retains his pole position for Sunday as long as he doesn’t have any issues today or tomorrow.

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUminary » February 17th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Trying not to get too charged up, because Daytona is such a crapshoot, but Byron looking really strong halfway through. Hopefully he stays up front and avoids the big one at the end.
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by TH Spangler » February 17th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Well, the demolition derby is over :lol:

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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by LUminary » February 17th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Yep, just rotten luck. On to Atlanta.
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Re: William Byron's 1st Cup Series Season in #24

Post by flamehunter » February 17th, 2019, 8:09 pm

William, driving more like a veteran than most of the veterans, gets caught up in a wreck with two laps to go riding in sixth place. He looked really good today. Just a matter of time until he is in victory lane.

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