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2016 Season in Review: William Byron

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 - Qualifying

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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William Byron

CREW CHIEF: Ryan Fugle

TEAM: Kyle Busch Motorsports




Top 5s: 11

TOP 10s: 16

POLES: 3 (Loudon, Phoenix and Homestead)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Byron won a rookie record seven races, breaking Kurt Busch’s record from 2000 ... Despite being eliminated from the Chase after the second round, Byron won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Led more than 100 laps in three races (Iowa, Loudon and Phoenix).

WHAT WENT WRONG: A blown engine with 12 laps left at Phoenix while leading cost Byron the race win and eliminated him from Chase contention ... Recorded three DNFs (Homestead, Chicagoland and Atlanta).

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Byron makes the jump to the Xfinity Series to race full-time for JR Motorsports.