KNPSE: Wire-to-Wire; Byron Scores First-Career Win in Dominating Performance at Greenville

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A host of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers have burst onto the scene via Greenville Pickens Speedway Victory Lane. Add William Byron to the list.

Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. headline a who’s who of drivers that have captured their first series checkered flag at the historic South Carolina oval in the last 10 years. Byron, a 17-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, became the seventh member of that group as the victor of Saturday night’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.

It was a dominant performance for Byron behind the wheel of his No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet. From his starting position on the outside of the front row, he outmaneuvered Coors Light Pole Award winner Daniel Hemric on the race’s initial start and led the entire event in just his second series start.

Gray Gaulding crossed the line second while Dalton Sargeant, Austin Hill and Hemric rounded out the top five.

The remainder of the top 10 finishers in the second race of the year included Kaz Grala, Nick Drake, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Rico Abreu and Peyton Sellers.

With Byron’s victory, the 14 all-time K&N Pro Series East races at GPS have produced 13 different winners. He joined Brett Moffitt (2011) as the only two of those 13 to lead wire-to-wire.

The K&N Pro Series East will return to action on Saturday, April 18 with the PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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