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William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — It took rookie William Byron just a week to get over one of the most brutal losses of his young career.

The 19-year-old Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps left and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first series victory.

A seven-time winner last year in the Truck Series, Byron broke through just a week after an agonizingly close loss to Monster Energy Cup star Denny Hamlin at Michigan.

"Last week was just exciting to be that close to a win," said Byron, who won the Truck race at Iowa in 2016. "It gave us a lot of momentum going into this week."

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Jun. 25
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Larson6401
2Martin Truex Jr.6352
3Kyle Busch5103
4Kevin Harvick5084
5Chase Elliott4785
6Brad Keselowski4766
7Jamie McMurray4507
8Jimmie Johnson4498
9Denny Hamlin4309
10Joey Logano39810
11Matt Kenseth39811
12Clint Bowyer39112

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