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LU student and NASCAR driver William Byron claims his first Xfinity Series victory

June 25, 2017 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University student and NASCAR driver William Byron won his first race in the Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. With the victory, Byron, 19, clinched his spot in the NXS playoffs and made track history as the youngest winner.

Byron is in his rookie season with JR Motorsports (JRM) on the Xfinity Series. Liberty is his primary sponsor for several races in the series. View the full schedule and follow Byron's progress at

Last season, Byron was named Rookie of the Year after winning a rookie-record seven races and helping to clinch the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owners’ Championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and crew chief Rudy Fugle.