Record-breaking win for William Byron at NASCAR Cup race at Circuit of the Americas

Victors and vanquished following Sunday’s Cup race at COTA

The recent Cup race at Circuit of the Americas was a competitive event, with both winners and losers. William Byron emerged victorious, claiming his second win of the season and becoming the first driver to achieve this feat in three consecutive years. Additionally, he holds the record for the most wins in the Next Gen car since its debut in 2022.

Christopher Bell finished as a runner-up, securing his fourth top-10 finish of the season. Meanwhile, Ty Gibbs came in third place, marking his fifth consecutive top-10 finish and moving up to second in the season standings. Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch also had strong performances, finishing fourth and ninth respectively.

However, there were some disappointing finishes as well. Michael McDowell had a power steering failure that resulted in him finishing 38th place. This marks the second time this season he has finished 35th or worse. Noah Gragson finished in 34th place, continuing a trend of poor performance in multiple races this season. Harrison Burton finished 30th place, with five finishes outside the top 27 in six races.

It is worth noting that Justin Haley’s car was disqualified after post-race inspection, which did not update the finishing positions for Michael McDowell, Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton accordingly.

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