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WILLIAM BYRON TO SERVE AS NASCAR YOUTH SERIES HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL AT KANSAS


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

Americas.


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

following year.


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


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NASCAR Youth Series presented by COOKOUT

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