William Byron wins Pro Invitational event at virtual Dover

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William Byron led the final seven laps and won Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event at virtual Dover International Speedway.

Byron took the lead with a pass of Timmy Hill in Turn 3 and held off Christopher Bell to score the win.

It is Byron’s third win in the six races held as part of the Invitational. He also won on a virtual Bristol and Richmond.

William Byron triumphed in a 10-lap run to the finish after a caution for a Denny Hamlin wreck. Byron took four tires in the pits and restarted fifth, while Hill took two and restarted first. Byron finished with 79 laps led, giving him the most laps led in five of the six Invitational races so far.

“We had four tires and unfortunately the strategy made us to where we kind of knew we were going to be back in the pack on that last restart, so it was all about getting clear and once we got to Timmy I knew we had better stuff and just had to work him over for a couple of corners,” Byron told Fox after the event.

The top five was completed by Hill, Erik Jones and Michael McDowell.

After qualifying, the 10 fastest drivers were inverted, resulting in Ross Chastain starting from the pole.

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