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William Byron earns first NASCAR truck series win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — William Byron earned his first NASCAR truck series victory Friday night, taking the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway in an overtime finish.

Byron, who qualified second for his fifth series start, took advantage on a restart when Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes, who were running 1-2 when the green flag came out with two laps to go, made contact. Byron, an 18-year-old in his fifth series start, passed both spinning trucks and was out front when the caution flag came out again, freezing the field.

Matt Crafton finished second, followed by Daniel Hemric, Christopher Bell and Sprint Cup veteran Clint Bowyer.

Formula One: Red Bull Racing demoted Russian driver Daniil Kvyat and replaced him with Max Verstappen for the rest of the season, starting with next week's Spanish Grand Prix. Verstappen, 18, was promoted from feeder team Toro Rosso in a move that comes after Kvyat twice barged into Sebastian Vettel's car during Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, knocking him out of the race on the first lap. Kvyat, 22, will join Toro Rosso for the rest of the season.

William Byron earns first NASCAR truck series win 05/06/16 [Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2016 11:36pm]
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