Burton Aims To Finish The Season Strong At Homestead

Nov 12, 2014

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Jeb Burton is looking to finish his first full-time season with ThorSport Racing on a high note in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (HMS) on Friday. Burton posted a third-place finish in his only NCWTS start at HMS last year, and brings momentum from a second-place finish two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (TMS) into the 2014 finale.

Intermediate race tracks have been the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota team’s “bread and butter” in 2014. Burton’s season-best finish came two weeks ago on the 1.5-mile track at TMS, and Burton has an average finish of 5.0 in the last three NCWTS races at 1.5-mile tracks. Altogether, Burton has scored three top-10 and five top-12 finishes on the particular style track this season. Burton hopes to combine his recent momentum on intermediate tracks with the strength of his third-place result at HMS in 2013 to break into victory lane in south Florida.

Sounding off – Jeb Burton:
“There have been a lot of ups and downs this season for our Estes Express Toyota team. Jeriod (Price) and the guys have worked real hard all year, but we’ve wanted more results. It would be awesome to end 2014 with a win. At Texas, we showed that this team is capable of winning races. I finished third at Homestead last year, and have put together good finishes on intermediate tracks during the second half of the season. I’m excited to get on track and finish up the season on a high note. Hopefully we can be in contention for the win on Friday night.”

Jeb Burton 2014:
• One start (2013)
• Started: 15th
• Finished: 3rd
• Completed all 148 laps attempted (100%)

Jeb Burton 2014:
• Following a 25th-place finish at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, Burton remains ninth in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 150 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton
• Recorded a season-best second-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (10/31/2014)
• Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/2014)
• In 21 starts this season, Burton has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes
• Has completed 3061 of 3156 laps attempted (97.0%)
• Has led seven laps (Eldora)
• Average start: 10.0
• Average finish: 13.1
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
  º Ninth in Average Running Position (12.758)
  º 10th in Driver Rating (79.5)
  º 10th in Laps In Top 15 (1934)

Jeb Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 48 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Seven top-five finishes
• 19 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 7164 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 9.3
• Average finish: 12.8

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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.