Jeb Burton is Viva Las Vegas

Sep 26, 2014

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Elvis Presley said it best in his 1963 hit song, “Viva Las Vegas” – “I’m gonna give it ev’rything I’ve got, Lady luck please let the dice stay hot.” Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Toyota Tundra is on a hot streak coming into the “Bright light city,” the 17th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule. In the last six races (Pocono – Loudon), Burton has gained a position in the driver point standings and 22 points on seventh-place. Entering Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway (LVMS), Burton is currently ninth in points, a mere 18 markers out of seventh.

“I’m gonna keep on the run, I’m gonna have some fun.” After a season-best finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, the last 1.5-mile track the NCWTS visited, Burton looks forward to taking on the 1.5-mile LVMS. If the sophomore driver can keep his “hot streak” going, a seventh-place position in the NCWTS driver point standings is not out of the cards for the Halifax, Va. native and his ThorSport Racing team

Sounding off – Jeb Burton:
“I had a tough time at Las Vegas last year. I wrecked my primary in practice and struggled with handling issues on my back-up truck during the race. However, I was able to get a fourth-place starting position and managed a top-12 run. We just need to have a smooth run this weekend. We’ve made some gains in the last few weeks, and had a strong run in Chicago, another 1.5-mile track. If we can keep that up in the final six races, we have a shot at salvaging a decent finish in the points after a tough start to the year.”

Burton’s Sin City Stats:
• One start (2013)
• Started: 4th
• Finished: 12th
• 146 of 146 laps completed (100%)

Jeb Burton 2014:
• Following a 12th-place finish in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, Burton moves up to ninth in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 111 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton
• Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet (9/13/2014)
• Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/2014)
• In 16 starts in 2014, Burton has one top-five and five top-10 finishes
• Has completed 2366 of 2437 laps attempted (97.1%)
• Has led seven laps (Eldora)
• Average start: 10.6
• Average finish: 13.4
• Second full-time season in the NCWTS

Jeb Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:
• 43 starts
• One win (Texas, June, 2013)
• Six top-five finishes
• 17 top-10 finishes
• Seven poles
• 6469 laps completed
• 296 laps led
• Average start: 9.4
• 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.