Burton Looks Toward Homecoming for His Second Series Victory

Oct 24, 2014

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Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, has traveled to 18 tracks this season across the United States and Canada, logging more than 24,000 miles from his home in Mooresville, NC to various tracks on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) circuit. However, race No. 19 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway brings the Halifax, Va. native back to familiar territory – his home state of Virginia, 70 miles west of his home town.

Martinsville Speedway, known as NASCAR’s shortest track, was the site of Burton’s NCWTS debut more than two years ago (April, 2012). Today, the ThorSport Racing driver has made 45 career starts including four at the .526-mile track known as the “paper clip.” The Virginia track was also the site of Burton’s career first Keystone Light Pole award in April, 2013, and has since claimed two top-five finishes and led a race-high 154 laps, the most laps the Halifax, Va. native has led in a single event.

This weekend will also mark the homecoming for Burton’s sponsor, Estes Express lines, who call Richmond, Va. home. As a logistics company that offers direct freight transportation service to all fifty states, Estes ensures that no matter where your shipment needs to go, or when it needs to get there – Estes delivers and Burton feels confident that he can deliver the results in Saturday’s 200-lap event at Martinsville Speedway.

Sounding off – Jeb Burton:
“I can’t wait to get back to Martinsville. It’s my favorite track on the circuit. We didn’t have the best showing there in the spring, but this ThorSport Racing team has made huge strides since the second race of the season. I’ve had success at Martinsville in the past and I know we can run well there this weekend. It will feel good to be back at my home track – seeing all my hometown fans, friends and family.”

Burton’s Martinsville Speedway Stats:
• Four starts since 2012
• One pole (April, 2013)
• Two top-five finishes
• Laps Led: 154
• 955 of 956 laps completed (99.9%)
• Average start: 9.8
• Average finish: 10.0
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks
  º Sixth in Laps Led (154)
  º Ninth in Driver Rating (92.6)
  º 11th in Average Running Position (12.129)
  º 12th in Fastest Laps Run (22)

Jeb Burton 2014:
• Following a 16th-place finish, at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Burton remains ninth in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 119 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton
• Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL (9/13/2014)
• Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/2014)
• In 18 starts, Burton has one top-five and six top-10 finishes
• Has completed 2607 of 2678 laps attempted (97.3%)
• Has led seven laps (Eldora)
• Average start: 10.2
• Average finish: 13.2
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks
  º 10th in Average Running Position (12.754)
  º 10th in Driver Rating (78.8)
  º 10th in Laps in the Top 15 (1608)

Jeb Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 45 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Six top-five finishes
• 18 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 6710 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 9.3
• Average finish: 12.7

Estes Delivers:
Estes Express Lines offers direct freight transportation service to all fifty states, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. With a network of more than 200 terminals located from coast to coast, including six in Tennessee – Chattanooga, Greenville, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville – the strength of this regional network ensures that no matter where your shipment needs to go or when it needs to get there, Estes delivers. For more information, please visit: www.Estes-Express.com

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Estes is a leading, full-service freight transportation provider offering a complete range of shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume & truckload, global and custom solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, today’s Estes is the largest, privately-held LTL carrier in the nation. With more than 210 terminals across the country and a global service footprint, Estes has grown into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry.

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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.