RELATED: Race results | Detailed breakdown NEWTON, Iowa — Last week, a blink-of-an-eye moment weighed heavily on William Byron. Saturday, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lifted his head and shouted out a pent-up yelp that formed the suitable soundtrack the rookie’s first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. “I feel it all kind … - From Official Site Of NASCAR
RELATED: Race results | Detailed breakdown “I feel it all kind of comes around in racing and last week we were so close,” said Byron, who finished a mere .012 seconds behind Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Denny Hamlin last Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
RELATED: Sieg finishes career-best second Christopher Bell — in the second leg of his first double-duty weekend — started on the pole and remained on point the entire first stage, fending off an early challenge from teammate Kyle Benjamin, and a late charge from Sam Hornish, Jr., who made his first start in nine months.
Hornish led 183 laps while winning last season at Iowa, but misfortune struck 19 laps into stage two as Bell made contact with his rear fender — an encounter that sent Hornish careening into the wall.
RELATED: Sam Hornish Jr.’s day ends early “He came up pretty hard when he got loose and hit me,” said Hornish, who is slated to run a limited schedule this season.
This is one of my favorite places to come to.” RELATED: Leader Bell taken out on final caution “To get second last week kind of hurt, just because we were that close,” Byron said.