William Byron dominates at Watkins Glen for his Cup Series-leading fifth victory of the season
(AP) — William Byron dominated the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen International and notched his Cup Series-leading fifth victory of the season.
Driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports, Byron overtook Michael McDowell in the first quarter of the 90-lap event and pretty much remained in control the rest of the way.
Pole-sitter Denny Hamlin was second, followed by Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger, and Ty Gibbs.
It was Byron’s first win on a road course in six Cup seasons. It came in the penultimate race of the regular season.