NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER WILLIAM BYRON TO SERVE AS NASCAR YOUTH
SERIES PRESENTED BY COOKOUT HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY
SPEEDWAY, IN (April 25, 2023)
William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Youth Series’ national race at Kansas Speedway April 28-30.
Byron has already earned a pair of NASCAR Cup Series wins in 2023 at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway, along with winning the pole position at Circuit of the
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Byron has achieved great success considering it
was only 10 years ago he first got into a race car. He became a regular on iRacing, an online
racing simulator used by many professional drivers, and developed into a student of the sport.
Four short years after he got behind the wheel of a race car, Byron won the 2017
NASCAR Xfinity Championship. He earned NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors the
Off the racetrack, Byron is dedicated to giving back to his community. He’s earned the
rank of Eagle Scout, received the Good Scout Award and has raised over $500,000 for Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas with his annual charity golf tournament.
The 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year joins a long and impressive list of
NASCAR Youth Series Honorary Grand Marshals. Iconic and legendary drivers like Mario
Andretti, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Josef Newgarden, Kyle Busch, Arie Luyendyk, James
Hinchcliffe, Chase Elliott and Alexander Rossi.
The 2023 event marks the first time the NASCAR Youth Series, formerly known as the
USAC.25 series, will race at Kansas Speedway. A 1/20th mile-long racetrack will be temporarily
constructed on a paved section outside of the speedway. Over 100 drivers and their families
from all over the country will travel to Kansas City, KS to compete in this event.
With almost 60 NYS-sanctioned clubs located all across the country, thousands of kids
ages five and up, along with their families, participate in quarter-midget racing. Some notable
NASCAR graduates of quarter midget racing include Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman,
Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Carson Hocevar and
Todd Gilliland. For more information, visit www.nascaryouth.com
NASCAR Youth Series presented by COOKOUT