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Byron dominated Sunday’s race after setting the quickest time in observe on Saturday and incomes pole place.

He led on 5 events for 42 of the 68 laps, scoring his second win of 2024 by 0.692 seconds over Christopher Bell.

Byron had misplaced the lead firstly of the ultimate stage to Ross Chastain by overshooting Flip 1, however chased him all the way down to reclaim it at Flip 1 with 25 laps to go. He held on to the end as Stage 1 winner Bell charged on brisker tyres, courtesy of a later pitstop.

Byron and Hendrick Motorsports team-mate Kyle Larson have mixed to win three of the season’s first six races.

“I really feel like I made a variety of errors within the final 10 laps. Simply little micro-errors,” Byron stated.

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“Christopher was actually quick there on the longer runs. However this sport is simply so laborious. It is so troublesome to week-in and week-out present up and have quick vehicles.

“We have had a bit of little bit of a tough stretch the previous couple of weeks, however put a variety of prep work on this week.

“It is simply a variety of enjoyable to win races, and it is actually troublesome. We will get pleasure from this one.”

Race winner William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro

Photograph by: Lesley Ann Miller / Motorsport Images

Ty Gibbs ended up third by muscling his well beyond Alex Bowman at Flip 2 with eight laps remaining. Bowman needed to accept fourth, as Tyler Reddick rounded out the highest 5.

Finishing the highest 10 had been A.J. Allmendinger, Ross Chastain, Chris Buescher, Kyle Busch – who misplaced observe positions within the remaining Stage to a spin at Flip 1 instigated by Bell – and Martin Truex Jr.

A primary stage victory of 2024 went to Bell’s team-mate Denny Hamlin, who took 14th spot, whereas Larson ended up 18th after being rotated in Stage 2 by Bell.

The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was in that part of the race dropping again by way of the sphere on older tyres, having elected to not pit earlier than the break, and tagged Larson right into a spin at Flip 11. He briefly stalled, earlier than persevering with.

Three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen was hampered by a pit highway dashing penalty and ended up twenty first. Sportscar racing ace Kamui Kobayashi was concerned in a number of on-track incidents and completed thirtieth in a 3rd 23XI Racing entry.

NASCAR Cup COTA race outcomes

1 W. ByronHENDRICK MOTORSPORTS 24 Chevrolet 68   5  
2 C. BellJOE GIBBS RACING 20 Toyota 68 0.692 5  
3

T. GibbsJOE GIBBS RACING

54 Toyota 68 2.086 6  
4 A. BowmanHENDRICK MOTORSPORTS 48 Chevrolet 68 9.897 6  
5 T. Reddick23XI RACING 45 Toyota 68 0.487 6  
6 A. AllmendingerKAULIG RACING 13 Chevrolet 68 5.817 6  
7 R. ChastainTRACKHOUSE RACING 1 Chevrolet 68 2.009 6  
8 C. BuescherRFK RACING 17 Ford 68 3.328 6  
9 Ok. BuschRICHARD CHILDRESS RACING 8 Chevrolet 68 1.013 6  
10 M. Truex JrJOE GIBBS RACING 19 Toyota 68 6.299 7  
11 J. LoganoTEAM PENSKE 22 Ford 68 0.863 6  
12 R. BlaneyTEAM PENSKE 12 Ford 68 1.659 6  
13 C. BriscoeSTEWART-HAAS RACING 14 Ford 68 4.495 6  
14 D. HamlinJOE GIBBS RACING 11 Toyota 68 3.859 6  
15 B. Wallace23XI RACING 23 Toyota 68 0.356 7  
16 C. ElliottHENDRICK MOTORSPORTS 9 Chevrolet 68 0.351 7  
17 J. HaleyRICK WARE RACING 51 Ford 68 0.910 6  
18 Ok. LarsonHENDRICK MOTORSPORTS 5 Chevrolet 68 0.764 6  
19 A. CindricTEAM PENSKE 2 Ford 68 0.310 6  
20

Z. SmithSPIRE MOTORSPORTS

71 Chevrolet 68 0.918 6  
21 S. van GisbergenKAULIG RACING 16 Chevrolet 68 1.261 7  
22 J. NemechekLEGACY MOTOR CLUB 42 Toyota 68 9.304 7  
23

C. HocevarSPIRE MOTORSPORTS

77 Chevrolet 68 2.045 6  
24 R. PreeceSTEWART-HAAS RACING 41 Ford 68 0.021 5  
25 C. LajoieSPIRE MOTORSPORTS 7 Chevrolet 68 0.365 7  
26 A. DillonRICHARD CHILDRESS RACING 3 Chevrolet 68 0.981 4  
27 T. GillilandFRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS 38 Ford 68 0.885 6  
28 Ok. GralaRICK WARE RACING 15 Ford 68 0.554 6  
29 R. Stenhouse JrJTG DAUGHERTY RACING 47 Chevrolet 68 8.573 7  
30 Ok. Kobayashi23XI RACING 50 Toyota 68 4.269 7  
31 H. BurtonWOOD BROTHERS RACING 21 Ford 68 5.576 7  
32 D. SuarezTRACKHOUSE RACING 99 Chevrolet 68 1.832 8  
33 E. JonesLEGACY MOTOR CLUB 43 Toyota 68 22.478 8  
34 B. KeselowskiRFK RACING 6 Ford 68 16.142 6  
35 N. GragsonSTEWART-HAAS RACING 10 Ford 67 1 Lap 7  
36 J. BerrySTEWART-HAAS RACING 4 Ford 67 55.041 6  
37 T. HillMBM 66 Ford 66 1 Lap 6  
38 D. HemricKAULIG RACING 31 Chevrolet 66 46.997 7  
39 M. McDowellFRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS 34 Ford 51 15 Laps 7



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