Burton on the Upswing Heading to Thunder Valley

Aug 19, 2014

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Jeb Burton will make his 40th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200. Burton and the Estes Express team head to BMS with momentum on their side after posting two top-10 finishes in the last three races this season. With one career start under his belt at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile,” Burton and his ThorSport Racing team look to parlay their performance from an eighth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn a week ago to BMS and continue their climb in the NCWTS point standings.

Short tracks have been the site of some of Burton’s career best NCWTS performances. He scored his first career NCWTS Keystone Light Pole award at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April, 2013, and led a race-high 154 laps, the most laps the Halifax, Va. native has led in a single event. Burton validated his short track prowess by posting three top-10 finishes at short tracks last season; Martinsville in April (3rd), Iowa Speedway in Newton (8th), and Martinsville in October (3rd). In 2014, one of Burton’s most impressive efforts came on the most recent short track event on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, where he started a season-best second and finished seventh. Burton currently sits 10th in the NCWTS driver point standings and has scored four top-10 finishes this season, including two in the last three races.

Sounding Off – Jeb Burton:
“There’s not another track in the country like Bristol. Things happen so quickly, so it’s important to always be on your toes, stay out of trouble, and keep the fenders on the truck. Ever since they resurfaced the track, we can race side by side and move around to make the truck drive better and find speed. I feel like we’re starting to have the performances this Estes Express team is capable of, especially after how fast we were at Michigan. Hopefully we can carry that speed and momentum to Bristol and keep knocking on the door of a top-five finish.”

Burton’s Bristol Stats
• One start (2013)
• Started: 18th
• Finished: 12th
• Completed 200 of 200 laps attempted (100%)
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
  º 10th in Average Running Position: 12.226
  º 15th in Driver Rating: 80.2
  º 16th in Fastest Laps Run: 194

Jeb Burton 2014:
• Following an eighth-place finish in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Burton remains 10th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 88 points 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 12 starts, Burton has four top-10 finishes
• Has completed 96.2% of laps attempted (1778/1848)
• Has led seven laps (Eldora Speedway)
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS

Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 39 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Five top-five finishes
• 16 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 5881 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 9.1
• Average finish: 12.9

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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.