William Byron Staying the Course Heading into Iowaby Kyle Pokrefky July 31, 2015 0 comments
Holding a commanding 29-point lead with six races to go in this year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship, William Byron and his No. 9 Liberty University team aren’t planning on changing up their gameplan entering the final stretch of the season.
After all, why mess with what has so far been a winning strategy?
Entering Friday night’s #ThanksKenny150 at Iowa Speedway, Byron returns to the same track he finished second at in May coming off of the heels of a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the United Site Services 70.
When asked if he was intending on planning on switching up their strategy entering Friday night’s race, Byron said that his HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks team wasn’t going to do so, although they will focus on tightening up their program a bit to minimize any mistakes.
“I really just want to keep the momentum we have going in the right direction,” Byron told The Fourth Turn on Thursday. “The biggest thing to do is to approach each race the same way that we have been – maybe just be a little bit smarter and a little bit more of conscientious of our decisions on the race track. Really just do the same things we’ve been doing and not change it up at all.”
The HScott Motorsports organization enters Iowa with a heap of momentum on their side as the organization has taken the last four races of the season with Byron taking two of those victories.
Byron, 17, states that the organization hit the ground running this year and hasn’t looked back eight races into the season.
“I think we’ve been strong right from the beginning,” Byron declared. “I think a lot of it is just communicating with all of the crew chiefs and drivers communicating the right way.
“I also think there’s a lot of good drivers in this team so I think that helps contribute as well as a lot of smart crew chiefs. Just that combination makes us appear as dominant as we are. There’s a lot of teamwork going on.”
The #ThanksKenny150 will run at 8:00 p.m CT tonight with the race being broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 1:30 p.m CT on Thursday, August 6th.
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