Race Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (Ford)

Stage 2 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

RWR Race Finish:        

●  Justin Haley (Started 13th, Finished 17th/ Running, completed 68 of 68 laps)

●  Kaz Grala (Started 23rd, Finished 28th/ Running, completed 68 of 68 laps)

RWR Points:

●  Justin Haley (26th with 92 points, 128 out of first)

●  Kaz Grala (33rd with 64 points, 156 out of first)

Haley Notes:

●  Haley earned his second top-20 result in four career NASCAR Cup Series starts at COTA.

●  This was Haley’s fourth career start at COTA. His best finish remains 15th, earned in March 2022.

●  Haley’s 17th-place finish was a team-best for RWR at COTA. The previous best-result was Jenson Button’s 18th-place finish in March 2023.

Grala Notes:     

●  This was Grala’s second career start at COTA. His best finish remains 25th, earned in March 2022.

Race Notes:      

●  William Byron won the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix to score his 12th career NASCAR Cup Series victory and his first at COTA. His margin of victory over second-place Bell was .692 of a second.

●  There were two caution periods for a total of four laps.

●  Thirty-four of the 39 drivers in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix finished on the lead lap.

●  Martin Truex Jr. leaves COTA as the championship leader with a five-point advantage over second-place Ty Gibbs.

Sound Bites:

“We had an okay day. I thought we did everything right up until the end when we had a slow pit stop and kind of faded from there. I am really happy with the results we are getting. We have such a small team and we are trying as hard as we can. I appreciate everyone at Ford and RFK for giving us the information they give us, and I am glad we are starting to apply it.” – Justin Haley, driver of the No. 51 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ford Mustang Dark Horse

Next Up:

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Richmond 400 on Sunday, March 31 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. The race begins at 7:00 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FOX and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.