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Past Fantasy Outlooks
One of the biggest driver defections of last season was the move of Byron from the Toyota camp in the truck series to the Chevrolet camp of JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series. Byron signed a deal to make the move up in NASCAR and further his development. The young driver grabbed attention last season in the truck series with a stunning seven-win campaign and Rookie of the Year honors in that division. Before that Byron claimed the championship with a four-win campaign in the K&N Pro Series East in 2015. His trajectory through the world of stock car racing has been rocket-like. Now Byron will hope to take the next steps with this strong JR Motorsports team. He should be the top contender to win Rookie of the Year in 2017, and possibly surprise in the final driver standings.
The 2015 K&N Pro Series East champion gets a big promotion in 2016. Byron will take over the No. 4 Toyota Tundra that Erik Jones raced much of last season. The 18-year-old talent got a one-race audition with KBM last year and that was enough to secure him a ride for the upcoming season. It looks as though Byron will bring his own sponsorship to the ride in the way of Liberty University, and he'll be paired with crew chief Rudy Fugle. It's going to be an exciting opportunity for this young driver to flourish right away in his first full season of truck series racing. Byron won four races and led 740 laps last season in his championship campaign in the K&N Pro Series East, so there's little doubt about his driving ability.
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Top 10 at Phoenix
Sunday at ISM Raceway, Byron led the Hendrick Motorsports teammates to the checkered flag in ninth, capturing his fourth Top-10 finish of the season. In the process, he earned the Cup Series rookie of the year honors, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Eighth at the Glen
Career-Best Finish at Pocono
Sunday at Pocono Raceway, three Hendrick Motorsports teammates took the checkered flag with Top-10 finishes. Alex Bowman led the way with a third-place finish, and Byron was the next teammate to cross the finish line in sixth. It marked a career-best finish for both drivers, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
First Top-10 Finish at Texas
Fast Daytona 500 Practice
Byron was fastest in Saturday's second practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. He turned a fast lap of 201.681 mph.