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Fresh Off First-Career Cup Series Win, William Byron Extends Deal With Hendrick Through 2022

DOVER, DELAWARE – AUGUST 23: William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, leads Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Acronis Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on August 23, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

William Byron has a place to call home through the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season as the 22-year old driver revealed that he has extended his deal with Hendrick Motorsports. Byron made the news official with a Tweet on Tuesday.

Byron, of course, scored a dramatic first-career victory this past weekend in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. In doing so, he became the first driver since Jeff Gordon to win in the No. 24 car and he actually broke Gordon’s record as the youngest winner in the No. 24.

While the timing of the announcement would suggest that Byron’s win impacted the contract negotiations, the deal was actually signed back on August 8th.

The Playoffs are now in the North Carolina-native’s sights. Byron enters the Playoffs on a two-race top-five streak. He had not scored a top-five finish all season before this stretch. You have to wonder if the No. 24 team is peaking at the right time.

Byron has now won races in all three NASCAR National Series, and he is a former champion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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