Byron: "It stinks to come up short" after career-best season

Byron: "It stinks to come up short" after career-best season

Nov 06, 2023 by Motorsport

Key Facts

  • Byron, the youngest of the Championship 4 drivers at 25 years old and with his first opportunity to win a title, won the pole for Sunday’s season finale in Saturday’s qualifying session at Phoenix Raceway.
  • After that, however, while Byron remained up front and battling his fellow title contenders for the remainder of the race, he led just three more laps, the last time on lap 277.
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  • “Especially when we lost the lead on track, we just had a big balance shift and got tight back in second through fifth, just couldn’t gain a lot of speed through (Turns) 1 and 2, just kind of having to really over-slow the car, get it to the bottom.

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