Burton Looking to Build on Eldora Momentum at the Tricky Triangle

Aug 1, 2014

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Following a notable run in last week’s Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, which included a season-best second-place start and a track-best seventh-place finish, Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes team look forward to building on their momentum heading into Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The second-generation driver started third in his “Tricky Triangle” debut in 2013 and finished 12th.

Burton compares the 2.5-mile Long Pond, Pa. track to Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, due to the recent repave, tire wear, drafting and speed, which is fortunate for the ThorSport Racing team because it was the site of Burton’s season-best sixth-place finish. As the halfway mark in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season approaches, the Estes Express driver would like to capitalize on another solid finish and get back inside the top-10 in points.

Sounding Off – Jeb Burton:
“We had a really good run at Kansas earlier this year, so I’m really looking forward to Pocono this weekend and Michigan in a couple weeks. We gained 13 points on tenth-place in points last week after a top-10 run at Eldora, so we just need to keep the strong runs coming for this 13 team. We didn’t start the season out where we needed to be, but there is still plenty of time to make up some ground.”

• Has one start at Pocono Raceway (2013)
• Completed 54 of 54 laps attempted (100%)
• 0 laps led
• Started: 3rd
• Finished: 12th

Fast & Fun Facts:
Burton will visit the Harrisburg, Pa. Estes terminal on Wednesday, July 30 and the Scranton, Pa. terminal on Thursday, July 31 prior to the fifth annual NCWTS race at Pocono Raceway

• Ranks 11th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings following a seventh-place finish at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
• Recorded a season-best sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas (May)
• Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway
• In 10 starts, Burton has three top-10 finishes
• Has completed 95.8% of laps attempted (1614/1684)
• Led seven laps (Eldora Speedway)
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS

Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 37 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Five top-five finishes
• 15 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 5717 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 8.9
• 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.