By­ron earns pole po­si­tion for Sun­day’s Day­tona 500

Albuquerque Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

DAY­TONA BEACH, Fla. — Wil­liam By­ron, at 21 years old, earned the pole po­si­tion for next Sun­day’s Day­tona 500.

Driv­ing the No. 24 car made fa­mous by Hall of Famer Jeff Gor­don, By­ron turned a lap at 194.304 mph to edge team­mate and 2018 pole sit­ter Alex Bow­man by fewer than two-tenths of a sec­ond. Bow­man came in at 194.153 mph. Byson and Bow­man locked in the 1-2 po­si­tions on the front row for the Great Amer­i­can Race. The other po­si­tions will be de­ter­mined Thurs­day.

By­ron’s strong show­ing on an over­cast, misty Sun­day at Day­tona In­ter­na­tional Speed­way se­cured the pole po­si­tion for Hen­dricks Mo­tor­sports for a record fifth straight year.

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