NASCAR Global reacts to William Byrne's unfortunate news
#24 Chevrolet RaptorTough.com driver William Byrne celebrates on the victory track at Rove Mortzent after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.
William Byrne will not find the expected starting position in the Go Bowling at the Glen Race on Sunday.
According to Fox Sports, officials discovered an electrical problem in Byron's #24 car during a pre-race check. It will go backward to make the disallowed modification.
Byrne was originally scheduled to start in fourth place at the Watkins Glen International.
Fans were disappointed to know this news.
The Chevrolet driver finished 10th in the Cup Series standings before the final race of the regular season. But victories in Atlanta and Martinsville earlier this year would confirm their place in the playoffs.
However, Byrne has not been higher than ninth - the only place in the top 10 in the last 17 races since his victory on April 9. The fourth place starts last Sunday at Richmond Raceway in 11th place.
The race was flagged off at 3:19 pm. EST, but Lightning at Watkins Glen is currently suspending the start.