Byron eager for move to Xfinity Series racing

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSET) - After completing the most successful rookie season in trucks series history last year, 19-year-old William Byron is moving to the Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports this season.

Byron, with main sponsor Liberty University, won seven trucks races last season. The Charlotte native and LU on-line student is studying business communications. But his true love is racing, looking to keep his career on the upswing.

William Byron, 7 TRUCKS SERIES WINS IN 2016, said "I feel like last year noone knew who I was before the year so I was like you know I'm just going to go out here and prove that I belong. And thankfully I was able to do that last year and now I've got to do that again in the Xfinity Series. I'm going to have a clean slate so I've got to go out there and prove that I can do what I need to do."

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