10. William Byron
Byron has only had five cracks at a Daytona 500 victory thus far, but the results have been relatively disappointing for the young driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. In his first two tries in 2018 and 2019 – the latter of which he was the race’s pole sitter – he finished 23rd and 21st, respectively. Despite starting in fourth, a wreck caused Byron to finish 40th in 2020, while he placed just 26th in 2021 despite starting second. Last season, Byron finished 38th after again wrecking at Daytona. The 25-year-old does have a win at Daytona International Speedway on his resume after finding victory lane in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 in 2020, but he will hope to put together better finishes in the “Great American Race” in 2023 and beyond.
William Byron wins the Daytona 500 pole. Hendrick Motorsports has the four fastest cars. pic.twitter.com/04MMlMpGyI
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 10, 2019