Late pit strategy vaults Byron to iRacing victory at Dover

William Byron continued his mastery of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, parlaying a four-tire change on the final pit stop into another victory Sunday at virtual Dover International Speedway.

Byron, whose 79 laps led were the most on the day, sped past Timmy Hill with six laps remaining to take the checkered flag of the Finish Line 150. Hill took on just two tires in his final pit.

The victory was Byron's third on the circuit. Christopher Bell took second place and Hill held on to finish third. Erik Jones and Michael McDowell rounded out the top five.

Denny Hamlin, the fastest qualifier but who started 10th after an inversion of the top 10, came in 6th.

It was a field jam-packed with drivers who had a lot of success at Dover's actual Monster Mile oval. Of the 39 drivers entered, 16 had won either a NASCAR Cup Series or Xfinity Series race at Dover.

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch is the only multi-time winner in all three premier NASCAR series -- with three NASCAR Cup Series, five NASCAR Xfinity Series and three NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victories. He finished 15th on Sunday.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte and current NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Dale Earnhardt Jr. have also won in both Cup and Xfinity series at the track. Labonte finished 13th and Earnhardt Jr. 26th.

Byron also won at virtual Bristol and Richmond.

--Field Level Media