Byron wins NASCAR East race at NHMS
LOUDON, N.H. (July 21, 2015) – William Byron nearly swept the card on his way to winning the United Site Services 70 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Byron, who collected his fourth career East Series victory, won the pole and led all but two laps of the race.
Byron and the other 27 starters in the 70-lap chase around the one-mile NHMS oval completed the race on one set of Goodyear tires. The bias-ply tires supplied to the K&N East Series competitors come from the same line of tires the tiremaker manufacturers for NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West and Canadian Tire Series.
Byron surrendered the lead to Scott Heckert during the race’s only two restarts, but Byron quickly got back in front each time. The winner led 68 of the 70 laps and averaged 102.861 mph for the race distance. He averaged 128.229 mph on his pole-winning lap during time trials.
Heckert finished second, 2.623 seconds behind Byron. Kaz Grala was third, followed by Nick Drake and Austin Hill.
Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.