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Byron Captures Rain-Delayed Daytona 500 in Hendricks’ 40th Anniversary

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2024

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron launched Hendrick Motorsports’ 40th anniversary season by snapping the team’s nine-year Daytona 500 losing streak with a win Monday in the rain-delayed “Great American Race.” Byron crossed under the white flag denoting the final lap at the exact moment a crash broke out behind him. The caution flag was thrown and he wasn’t quite sure if he was the official winner as he circled Daytona International Speedway one final time. “That was a long lap-and-a-half,” Byron admitted. “My crew chief tried to speak...

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