William Byron Wins The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship

William Byron celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto racing season championship, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

In a tooth and nail fight to the finish with his teammate Elliott Sadler, William Byron came out on top with a 3rd place finish and won the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series title. The field was thinned early when Daniel Hemric lost 12 laps with an electrical issue leaving just the three JRM cars left to battle it out for the championship. Sadler was able to run down his teammate Byron and make his way by in the closing laps however when he caught 3rd place runner Ryan Preece he was unable to make the pass. Using Preece as a pick Byron was able to retake to championship lead. Sadler would end up making contact with Preece in the closing laps giving Byron enough of a lead to win the championship. Cole Custer would go on to win the race, the first of his career, in dominating fashion leading 182 of the 200 laps.

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