The new contract was signed on Monday
William Byron’s contract was set to expire this year with Hendrick Motorsports. Today, the team announced that deal has been extended for three years.
Byron will pilot the No. 24 car through the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series season.
The driver joined the Cup Series full-time in 2018. His first win came in 2020 at Daytona. The 2017 Xfinity champion now has a total of four Cup wins.
This year, Byron has two wins in 11 races, coming at Martinsville and Atlanta. He’s one of only two drivers with multiple wins in 2022. Byron is locked into the Playoffs as a result, in a strange year where a single win might not be enough to lock into the playoffs due to the number of different winners.
Hear from William Byron and team owner Rick Hendrick below.
William Byron comments
“I’m so thankful to continue racing for Mr. Hendrick, Jeff (Gordon, vice chairman) and Hendrick Motorsports,” Byron said.
“Since I joined the organization, they’ve supported my growth process every step of the way, including my path to the Cup Series. With the great people around me, I’m excited to continue pursuing race wins and playoff success.”
Byron added, “Together we’ve built a No. 24 team that I know will contend for championships.”
Rick Hendrick comments
“William is a tremendous driver and a truly exceptional young man,” team owner Rick Hendrick said.
“As impressed as I am by his innate ability inside a race car, I admire his character and maturity even more. William is on an amazing trajectory, and I believe he’s only just begun to scratch the surface of his potential.”
Hendrick added, “We are fortunate to have him in our stable.”