William Byron snapped the streak of first-time NASCAR Cup Series race winners when he won Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He led a race-high 102 of 267 laps, including the final 58 laps en route to his second career victory.
Points leader and defending race winner Denny Hamlin initially sat on the pole alongside Joey Logano, but he was sent to the rear for unapproved adjustments. Corey LaJoie and Alex Bowman also dropped back for the same reason, while James Davison did so after failing pre-race inspection twice. With the relegations, last week’s Daytona road course winner Christopher Bell joined Logano on the front row.
Fords took the early lead as Logano pulled ahead with Team Penske team-mate Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick following, while Bell dropped out of the top five after the opening lap. B.J. McLeod hit pit road to address a … Read the rest