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William Byron wins Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway



William Byron wins Sunday's Cup race at Martinsville Speedway
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — William Byron has capped off a storybook weekend for Hendrick Motorsports by successful Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

Byron, who began 18th, gained his third race of the season on the day Hendrick Motorsports celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Martinsville Speedway is the positioning of the group’s first win.

MORE: Martinsville Cup outcomes

Byron led a one-two-three Hendrick Motorsports end, the primary in Martinsville Speedway historical past, with Kyle Larson in second and Chase Elliott in third. Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney rounded out the highest 5. Alex Bowman, the fourth HMS driver, ended the day eighth.

The race went to time beyond regulation when John Hunter Nemechek had a right-front tire difficulty and hit the surface wall. This erased Byron’s lead and compelled the sphere to line again up for a two-lap sprint to the end line.

Hamlin headed to pit highway from fourth whereas Byron, Larson, Elliott, Blaney, Wallace, Bowman and several other others stayed out on the monitor.

As soon as the inexperienced flag waved, Byron jumped to the lead forward of Elliott. He led the ultimate two laps of the race and took the win in his ruby purple No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro.

Byron now leads the sequence with three wins this season. He has a superspeedway win (Daytona 500), a highway course win (Circuit of the Americas) and a brief monitor win.

Hendrick Motorsports’ high moments at Martinsville

Counting down the top-five moments for Hendrick Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway, together with Darrell Waltrip, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Geoff Bodine.

Stage 1 winner: Kyle Larson

Stage 2 winner: Denny Hamlin

Who had a very good race: William Byron led 88 laps and gained his third race of the season. … Bubba Wallace began the race on the entrance row, his greatest beginning place at Martinsville. He scored 18 stage factors and completed fourth, his greatest end since Atlanta in February. … Kyle Larson began from pole and led 86 laps. He completed second. … Chase Elliott 64 laps and completed third, his greatest end of the season. … Ryan Blaney needed to make an additional pit cease after stage 1 to tighten a wheel. He labored his method by the sphere and completed fifth. … Joey Logano gambled with a two-tire cease at the beginning of stage 2. He led 84 laps and ended the day sixth.

Who had a foul race: A tire difficulty in stage 2 despatched Christopher Bell down pit highway. He misplaced three laps earlier than rejoining the sphere. He then spun on Lap 202 and needed to make one other pit cease. Bell completed thirty fifth. … Days after reuniting with crew chief Justin Alexander, Dillon spent your complete Martinsville race outdoors of the highest 30. He completed thirty fourth after shedding energy steering. … Josh Berry fell two laps down within the remaining stage after serving a penalty for an uncontrolled tire. He completed twenty fifth.

Subsequent: Cup groups head to Texas Motor Speedway for a Sunday afternoon race on April 14. FS1 will present protection for the race.