‘It wasn’t mentally taxing,’ believes Bubba Wallace’s William Byron to win chaotic Atalanta Cup Series race » FirstSportz

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William Byron wins the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

The newly chilled Atlanta The track produced was chaotic and wild NASCAR got what it asked for, close races. In fact, the race featured 46 lead changes among an Atlanta-record 20 drivers in the 4-hour race, with some of the top contenders either out by weeks or driving a smashed car to the finish line.

Wilhelm Byron led the final restart with 13 laps to go and lost the lead as a result Bubba Wallace shortly he packed it back and drove the #24 rick Henrik Motorsport Chevrolet to victory. Bubba Wallace had the most enviable position before the finish line as he was in the right position to take the win with the helpful push for a last lap sling.

But it didn’t materialize as everyone behind Byron started to duel for position, all wanting to put themselves in a position to make the winning move, which worked perfectly for William Byron, who swept through to victory by 0.145 seconds Ross Chastain while the last wreck of the day sent four cars – including Bubba Wallace – tumbling over the line.

Find out what William Byron had to say about his first win of 2022

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William Byron’s No. 24 Rick Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

William Byron admitted after the race that the race was mentally taxing for him and thanked all the fans and teammates who had accompanied him through this amazing experience.

It was mentally exhausting. Just thanks to all the fans for coming out. Was a great weekend. I also won the Late Model last night so it was a lot of fun‘ said William Byron.

William Byron added that, in turn, the double file helped him keep the momentum going, and that although it seemed simple, the saying “single file” was relatively difficult. He added that while he had struggled to stay in the lead, it was helped by the fact that the riders behind him started fighting for places on the final laps.

As soon as it became two-pronged, I would say [going] into turn 1, that really helped my cause to kind of manage the momentum. But single file, surprisingly, [it] Maybe it looked like we were going to be relatively easy to stay single-file, but it was difficult to run single-file‘ said William Byron.

It was difficult to manage the lead at the front and not get hit by someone trying to pass you easily. … I felt that single file was my most vulnerable place and once they were then doubled throughout the field that was probably a little easier to manage,‘ added William Byron.

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