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William Byron wins Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Bristol

NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 13: William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta ‘Color of the Year’ Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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William Byron, who had led the most laps in the first two events but hadn’t won, avoided problems this time to win Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway.

Byron led 114 of the 150-lap race in an event that featured 12 cautions for 66 laps.

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John Hunter Nemechek placed second and was followed by Timmy Hill, Denny Hamiln and Matt DiBenedetto. Hill, who won last weekend’s race at a virtual Texas Motor Speedway, is the only driver to finish in top five in each of the first three events.

Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez were both parked for wrecking each other after an incident. It’s the second race in a row that Suarez has been parked. He was parked last week for attempting to wreck Ty Dillon.

Frustration was evident throughout the event and Jimmie Johnson said on the Fox broadcast that “guys are not holding back.”