All News: William Byron

How a Video Game Developed NASCAR’s Newest Rookie Superstar

August 24th, 2016 by Owen S. Good

Truck series leader William Byron says iRacing proved he was worth the risk Air wrenches chirp through the walls of the high-tech garage as I ask the 18-year-old rookie to confess the dumbest thing he’s ever done on the track. He grins like he’s been caught shooting spitwads. “Oh yeah, well, one time I went … Read the Rest »

From Online to On-Track Competition, Byron Quickly Finds Success

April 13th, 2015 by

Stock car racing first caught William Byron’s attention at age 6 when he was channel surfing on his family’s TV, but it was iRacing on his computer that eventually led him to on-track competition. Today, the 17-year-old Byron is driving for two Mooresville-based teams: HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East, … Read the Rest »

Computer Racing Sharpened Teen’s Skills

June 28th, 2013 by

Editor’s note:  The following story appeared in the June 28 issue of The Charlotte Observer: William Byron celebrates after a Legends racing event. Byron partly credits his meteoric rise to the top of his racing division’s standings to computer racing simulations on the iRacing website. A SouthPark teenager may make it in big-time racing one … Read the Rest »