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Hendrick Motorsport's William Byron Wins Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 At Martinsville Speedway

Sometimes winning just one Martinsville winning clock in a weekend isn't enough, so William Byron decided to win 2. After winning the Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday night, Byron did the same in the Cup series race on Saturday.

After teammate Chase Elliott let the initial 185 laps, Byron had the dominant car for the rest of the night and led the field for a good part of the evening. While a late race caution added some drama, no one was able to match up and pass the fastest of the Hendrick Motorsports stable.

Joey Logano challenged near the finish but ended up second while Austin Dillon had a great showing and finished third. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Blaney in fourth and Ross Chastain who worked his way through the field all night and kept his dream season going in the right direction.

Denny Hamlin who won last weeks race in Richmond struggled for most of the event and eventually finished in the 28th place.

The race featured only two cautions that were not the end of a stage.

Byron is the first Cup series driver to have multiple wins in the 2022 season after also winning in Atlanta. This is his 4th career victory in the Cup series and his 16th overall victory among the top three NASCAR series.

Next week's race is at Bristol Motor Speedway on Dirt and on Easter.

Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Results:

  1. William Byron

  2. Joey Logano

  3. Austin Dillon

  4. Ryan Blaney

  5. Ross Chastain

  6. Kurt Busch

  7. Kyle Busch

  8. Aric Almirola

  9. Chase Briscoe

  10. Chase Elliott

  11. Austin Cindric

  12. Alex Bowman

  13. Erik Jones

  14. Kevin Harvick

  15. Chris Buescher

  16. Bubba Wallace

  17. Brad Keselowski

  18. Tyler Reddick

  19. Kyle Larson

  20. Christopher Bell

  21. Cole Custer

  22. Martin Truex Jr.

  23. Ty Dillon

  24. AJ Allmendinger

  25. Michael McDowell

  26. Harrison Burton

  27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

  28. Denny Hamlin

  29. Daniel Suarez

  30. Todd Gilliland

  31. Justin Haley

  32. Corey LaJoie

  33. Cody Ware

  34. JJ Yeley

  35. Josh Bilicki

  36. BJ McLeod

Nick Bromberg wasn't a big fan of the race, find out why:

See the burnout by Byron after the race:

See the recap from the NASCAR staff report:

Zach Sturniolo shares his view:


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