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William Byron’s Late Surge Seals iRacing Victory at Dover

DOVER, DELAWARE - MAY 03: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Voltatex Chevrolet, races during the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Finish Line 150 at virtual Dover International Speedway on May 03, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

William Byron surged to victory in Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, slipping by Timmy Hill with six laps to go at virtual Dover International Speedway.

1824William ByronChevrolet15079
21195Christopher BellToyota150-0.3010
3766Timmy HillToyota150-0.99332
43120Erik JonesToyota150-1.1520
52034Michael McDowellFord150-1.3440

Byron’s triumph in the Finish Line 150 was his third in the invitational circuit. He benefited from taking four fresh tires on the final round of pit stops, a strategy that overcame Hill’s two-tire stop that temporarily provided an edge in track position.

Christopher Bell placed second in the 150-lap event on the 1-mile Delaware track, getting past Hill in the late going. Hill held on for third place, with Erik Jones and Michael McDowell rounding out the top five in order.

Denny Hamlin was the fastest qualifier for the 36-car field, but started 10th after an inversion of the top 10 in time trials. Hamlin was shown on social media pre-race, collecting remote controls at his home; his daughter, Taylor, inadvertently turned off his iRacing monitor during last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.

The inverted order placed Ross Chastain in the first starting spot, with Garrett Smithley sharing the front row.

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