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William Byron to make NASCAR Truck Series return at Nashville Superspeedway

William Byron is set to make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2016 in a partnership with Rackley W.A.R., the team and Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday.

The driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series will field a second truck for the first-year team — the No. 27 Chevrolet — alongside newly signed Josh Berry, in the highly anticipated return to Nashville Superspeedway on June 18 at 8 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Byron is no stranger to success in the Truck Series, racing his way to seven wins, 11 top fives and 16 top 10s in 23 starts at just 18 years old in his lone full-time season driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports before moving to the Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports.

Nearly five years later, he’s hoping to become the first series winner in Nashville since Austin Dillon in 2011 — almost a decade ago.

Already on pace for a career year in the premier series, Byron is riding an impressive wave of momentum that has him currently third in the NASCAR Cup Series standings — trailing only Denny Hamlin and teammate Kyle Larson.