‘It’s just a formality’, William Byron not worried about his contract situation at HMS as he awaits renewal soon » FirstSportz

William Byron
William Byron wins the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

The win in Atlanta last week was a confidence boost more than anything Hendricks Motorsport driver William Byron as he became the team’s 3rd separate race winner that season. William Byron carries a lot of weight on his shoulders as he drives the No. 24 car once driven by the legend Jeff Gordon.

The emergence of Alex Bowman as a fearsome rival within the team was a concern for him too, given that his other two teammates, Chase Elliot and Kyle Larson, have already won the championship for the past two years. Now that the 2022 season is underway, he has one more concern to think about and that is his contract, which ends this year.

Rick Henrik Doesn’t typically delay contract extensions for his drivers, but Byron has yet to sign another extension after a two-year extension signed in 2020 for the squad.

Find out what William Byron said about the contract situation

William Byron
William Byron

William Byron acknowledged that he and his boss Rick Hendrick had great talks and told him not to worry about the contract situation. He said the boss had told him the contract was just a formality, adding that he was excited to continue racing for Cup Series wins.

Mr H and I had great conversations and he told me not to worry about it. It’s just a formality, he said. I feel good about it and just looking forward to keep racing and trying to win‘ said William Byron.

“We’re probably talking more now than ever” William Byron on his relationship with team owner Rick Hendrick

Rick Henrik
Rick Henrik

William Byron said that Rick Hendrick was pumped about being the team’s winner in three different races early in the season. He added that he and the boss communicated a lot as opposed to the smack, which he thinks is a nice thing, adding that he also hangs out a lot with former HMS No. 24 driver and four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon communicates .

He was pretty pumped up after Sunday…We’re probably talking more now than ever. When I was younger he just wanted me to have the freedom to study. He told me that when I first got into the Cup Series I would have a lot to learn‘ said William Byron.

And I feel like we connect a lot more. Especially with Jeff. I feel like I can go to Jeff and ask him a lot of things about the car and racing in general. It’s nice to have more communication, more than when we started,‘ added William Byron.

Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott

William Byron is cautious and excited about the COTA race, saying that “training at COTA is going to be hectic. Our goal is just to do a couple of clean laps and get an idea of ​​what we need to qualify for. Then I hope we see another great race.” The Atlanta race winner’s main rival will be his teammate Kyle Larson who won 3 road courses last year along with his other teammate Track Elliot who won twice.

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