William Byron. (HHP/Tim Parks)

Byron Added To SpeedFest Entry List

CORDELE, Ga. — NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron will compete in this weekend’s SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway.

Byron will compete in the super late model portion of the event, set for January 27-28.

The Charlotte, N.C. driver will be making his second SpeedFest appearance, but his first since 2016 when he led 14 laps. 

“It’s been seven years since I’ve been to SpeedFest and I’m looking forward to racing at Watermelon Capital Speedway again,” said Byron. “It’s been a nice off-season but I’m ready to get back in a race car and get 2023 started.”

Byron joins Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott for the weekend action. Several other drivers who come from the NASCAR ranks are set to compete as well, including local favorite David Ragan, and NASCAR Crafstman Truck Series racers Carson Hocevar, Corey Heim, and Jake Garcia.