William Byron after Atlanta victory: It’s just a crazy, exhilarating feeling
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William Byron seems to be finally showing his full potential. The race in Atlanta is the best indicator of how far Byron has progressed, and this victory could be an additional motive for the next “I think that comfort has come in the last few years.
I would say even back to working with Chad (Knaus) I felt more and more comfortable in the debriefs, more comfortable at the shop, and it was kind of one thing after another,” he said, as quoted by motorsport “I would say the first thing I felt comfortable was walking into the shop and feeling like I could speak my mind and say what the car did, be critical.
Then I think it slowly trickled to Rudy (Fugle, crew chief) coming on board (last season), somebody that I’ve worked with in the past, and then Branden (Lines, his spotter) was a nice addition (this year) to somebody I’ve worked with in the past as well.
Then ultimately, just having that good group around you and people that you trust and can work with. It’s been a great start to the year. We’ve had a ton of speed. Obviously had some wrecks and things, but I felt like (the win) was due”.
He could not hide his satisfaction, since he did not have such high expectations. “Cup races are so hard to win, and I feel like anytime you win one it’s just such an exciting feeling,” he said.
“It’s a little bit different, though, when you have a nice lead or you’ve got a dominant car all day. But when you come to a speedway, you really don’t know you’re going to win until you come on to the frontstretch and if you are by yourself.
It’s just a crazy, exhilarating feeling when you win at a kind of superspeedway-style race because you’re constantly working – it’s never really guaranteed”.