Byron on Board

JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 29: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 29, 2019, in Joliet, Illinois. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

William Byron continued his summer success streak on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, earning an eighth-place finish and leading twice for nine laps on the day. He now has three top-ten finishes in the last five races in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet – the most productive five-race streak in his year-and-a-half Cup career.

Byron moved up two positions in the Cup standings to 12th place and is only 27 points behind 11th-place Aric Almirola.

“We, as a team, are really close,’’ Byron said. “It’s a little disappointing now that we have the speed that we do, but it’s good to take the lead at some point in the race.

“I think that’s six or seven in a row for that, so we just have to continue to do that. It’s good for Alex (Bowman) and hopefully, we can piggy-back on that. I think we had another good points day, which doesn’t sound great, but we are making our way up the Playoff Grid.’’