William Byron: I knew we were capable. It’s just last year was tough with the new car

William Byron is one of NASCAR's best stories this season

by Sead Dedovic
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William Byron: I knew we were capable. It’s just last year was tough with the new car
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William Byron impressed many with his performances this season. This young NASCAR driver achieved 5 victories during the season, as well as 9 top 5 finishes. He is currently the leader in the standings before the most important race of this season; Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

His statement after last week's victory at Watkins Glen shows how much confidence he has. “We knew that we could do that,” Byron said after the Watkins Glen, as quoted by orlandosentinel.com! We knew we were capable.

It’s just last year was tough with the new car. ” Even last year, he felt that he could do great things. “The fall last year saw a lot of potential,” he said.

Jeff Gordon: William Byron is capable of winning everywhere

According to Jeff Gordon, vice chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, Byron is the type of driver all teams would love to have on their team.

As well as having all of the qualities that he has, Byron also has an extremely high level of self-confidence. His calmness in the face of critical situations, his awareness of his strengths, and the structure of his personality, as a whole, allow him to succeed.

As of right now, Gordon believes that nothing is impossible for Byron to accomplish. “He’s capable of winning everywhere,” said Gordon. “For us as we look at drivers and evaluate drivers, that’s what you’re looking for is somebody that’s diverse, somebody that’s aggressive but also knows how to save the equipment when they need to, somebody that can stay calm in stressful situations.

He’s pretty calm and cool off the track, but he’s aggressive on the track. That’s everything you can ask for out of a driver. Everyone has talked about the playoff beards,” he said. “I’m a big hockey guy, so got to keep it”.

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