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17 year-old William Byron, from Charlotte, North Carolina, earned the 21 means 21 Coors Light Pole Award

17 year-old William Byron, from Charlotte, North Carolina, earned the 21 means 21 Coors Light Pole Award with his fast qualifying time of 29.073 seconds at 128.229 miles per hour

William Byron had forged a lead of more than six seconds

William Byron had forged a lead of more than six seconds when the first caution of the United Sites Services 70 race came out on Lap 50 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire is over 1-mile in length and made for some fast paced racing compared to the ¼ and ½ mile tracks that many of the K&N Pro Series races take place on. William Byron, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender from Charlotte, North Carolina, earned the 21 means 21 Coors Light Pole Award with his fast qualifying time of 29.073 seconds at 128.229 miles per hour.

William Byron dominated right from the pole of the United Site Services 70 at the "Magic Mile" in New Hampshire. 17-year-old William Byron had forged a lead of more than six seconds when the first caution of the race came out on Lap 50. A second and final yellow came out shortly thereafter to setup a 10-lap dash to the finish. Although Scott Heckert, in the number 34 Project Lifesaver Chevrolet, got the jump on the restarts, Byron was easily able to retake control in both instances. After the race Scott Heckert said, “At the original start I thought I might get William (Byron) and ride in front of him for a while. But he pulled away.”

Scott Heckert, in the number 34 Project Lifesaver Chevrolet, got the jump on the restarts

Scott Heckert, in the number 34 Project Lifesaver Chevrolet, got the jump on the restarts, however, William Byron was easily able to retake control of the lead in both instances

One autographed K&N Pro Series mini Bell replica helmet will be given away through K&N’s official Twitter feed

An autographed K&N Pro Series mini Bell replica helmet will be given away through K&N’s Twitter feed twitter.com/knfilters after all Pro Series races

William Byron led 68 of the United Sites Services 70 lap race, crossing the finish line 2.623 seconds ahead of second place Scott Heckert for his fourth victory in just eight NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts. “It was a really good race. It was only 70 laps so it was really fast paced. These big race tracks are a little bit different driving style. You have to really figure them out quickly,” said Byron.

Kaz Grala crossed the finish line in third, followed by Nick Drake and Austin Hill. William Byron’s win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway extended his lead in the championship standings to 29 points over second place Austin Hill. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action July 31, 2015 with the second combination race of 2015 against the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at Iowa Speedway.

William Byron’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway extended his lead in the championship standings

William Byron’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway extended his lead in the championship standings to 29 points over second place Austin Hill

William Byron led 68 of the United Sites Services 70 lap race

William Byron led 68 of the United Sites Services 70 lap race, crossing the finish line 2.623 seconds ahead of second place for his 4th victory in just 8 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts


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