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NASCAR driver William Byron traded his driver's suit for a flight suit on Tuesday afternoon to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds are an air demonstration squadron assigned to the 57th Wing. Byron handled 9G's with Major Eric Gorney at the command over the Florida coast. Byron will be competing in his first NASCAR Cup race this Sunday in the 60th Daytona 500. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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Dale Jr.? Gone. Jeff Gordon, too. NASCAR needs stars. Good thing it has William Byron.

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