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Byron gets back to work after a whirlwind week of media

William Byron was the center of attention this week as the new Daytona 500 champion, which meant plenty of media time.

Byron was sent to New York hours after his Monday night victory. Tuesday, the 26-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver, one of the sport’s most reserved, had stops scheduled at Fox and Friends, Live with Kelly and Mark, Forbes, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel, CNN World Sport, Barstool Sports, Jalopnik and Deadspin, the New York Post, NASDAQ and SiriusXM. The day started after 7 a.m. ET and ended after 5 p.m. ET.

“It’s been fun,” Byron said Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “I enjoyed all of the stuff that I got to do this week, especially because it was something unique and different and I felt like it was really interesting. A lot of interesting questions and just different outlets trying to learn about the sport. I tried my best to do a good job, and honestly I was running on adrenaline for two, three days, and we’re back to the racetrack now and ready to get to work.

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“I enjoyed it. As much as I am quiet, I feel like most of my quiet time is spent at the racetrack when I’m trying to do my work and focusing on my job.”

The biggest race of the season, the Daytona 500, is an attraction for new and die-hard race fans alike, making Byron the face of the sport for the week, giving it more exposure in the mainstream media.