Burton Has Unfinished Business at Chicagoland Speedway

Sep 11, 2014

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In his Chicagoland Speedway debut last season, Jeb Burton captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Keystone Light Pole Award, led 42 laps and ended the night with a ninth-place finish. His 2013 effort marked the second most laps-led in a single NCWTS event across his 41 career starts. Piloting the Estes Express Toyota Tundra for the sixth annual Lucas Oil 225 on Friday night, Burton feels he has some unfinished business in the “Windy City.”

With an average starting position of 7.0 through the first four NCWTS races on one-and-a-half-mile tracks, Burton has shown speed on the intermediate tracks. In fact, Burton’s season-best finish of sixth came at Chicagoland’s sister track, Kansas Speedway, earlier this year.

The Halifax, Va. native quickly adapted to Chicagoland’s 1.5-mile D-shaped oval last season, and after an eighth-place finish in the most recent race on an intermediate track at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, the Estes Express team has the ingredients to contend for a victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 225.

Sounding Off – Jeb Burton:
“We’ve had good speed at the intermediate tracks this year and I feel like we’re definitely getting the performance in the direction it needs to be for the final eight races. I had a good run last year – won the pole, and led laps and I feel confident this ThorSport team can help me do that again, we just need to capitalize on a good finish this time around. At Michigan, we were a top-five truck and that performance has us looking for a great run at Chicago on Friday night.”

Burton’s Windy City Stats:
• One start (2013)
• Started: 1st
• Finished: 9th
• Completed 150 of the 150 laps attempted (100%)
• Led 42 laps

Jeb Burton 2014:
• Following a 17th-place finish in the UNOH 200 at Canadian Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, Burton remains 10th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 104 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate, Johnny Sauter
• Recorded a season-best sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (5/9/2014)
• Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/2014)
• In 14 starts, Burton has four top-10 finishes
• Has completed 2041 of 2112 laps attempted (96.6%)
• Has led seven laps (Eldora)
• Average start: 10.8
• Average finish: 14.1
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
  º Third in Laps Led (42)
  º Sixth in Average Running Position (7.333)
  º Sixth in Driver Rating (107.4)

Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 41 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Five top-five finishes
• 16 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 6144 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 9.4
• Average finish: 13.0

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ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport, which has run in the Truck Series since 1996, in 2014 will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by 2013 drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Sauter and the No. 13 Carolina Nut Co. Toyota Tundra driven by Jeb Burton in the Truck Series and the No. 13 Toyota Camry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.