By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron may be en route to California. Or he may be already there.
But he’s $10,000 richer following his win at Berlin Speedway in Marne, Michigan on Thursday night. He won the Super Late Model race in the Money in the Bank 150 feature.
According to MLIVE.com, Byron won the final 129 laps of the feature. Their story said that this is his fifth Super Late Model win.
Bubba Pollard finished second.
“This is a helluva race track. It’s tough,” Byron said. “I felt like I was in trouble there firing off on the two tires (on the lap 90 restart). I thought Bubba was a little bit better. I kind of let it come to me and get my balance right.
“It was a great crowd coming out here. It is awesome to be here in Michigan. I have always watched this race and kind of wondered what the line would be like. It definitely is an interesting place. You have to do interesting things, work your feet. It was really a lot of fun.”
Byron was one of three NASCAR regulars in this race. Ty Majeski finished third. Erik Jones finished 10th.
The race was postponed a day. Now, these three drivers have to get back to their full-time jobs.
Both Byron and Jones will be competing in Sunday’s Save Mart 450 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.
Majeski will be in action on Saturday night in the DoorDash 250.
All three NASCAR drivers plan to return in August, according to the story. They will be competing in the Battle at Berlin on August 10th.
Pollard was a previous winner of the event in 2017. He could not overcome Byron late in the feature to win this year’s win.
“Our car was better than his, I just couldn’t get into the open and show it,” said Pollard. “I’m just frustrated because you have a good race car and can’t show it. The track was a lot different. It rained last night and it was super slick today. You couldn’t touch the gas pedal. I was free getting into three, which hurt me.
“I was way better than (Byron) in turns one and two. I was just too free getting into three there where I needed that little bit. This is a great race track and we will come back in August and try again.”© 2007-2022 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.