Track-Best Start Nets Track-Best Finish for Burton at Eldora

Jul 24, 2014

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Start to finish, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH provided Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes Express team with one of its most complete efforts of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. Following a win in his heat race, Burton lined-up in the second-position, a season-best start, for the main 150-lap feature. Divided into three segments, Burton showed speed early in NASCAR’s only dirt race, running inside the top-three throughout the first 60-lap segment, even leading his first laps of the season, but settled for a position inside the top-five for the final two segments. Chasing a changing track and a loose Toyota Tundra in the final 40 laps, Burton tagged the wall late in the race and settled for a seventh-place finish in the 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic, his third top-10 finish of the 2014 NCWTS season.

• Burton posted the 14th and 22nd-quickest laps, respectively, in the two NCWTS practice sessions at Eldora Speedway
• The No. 13 Estes Express Toyota was seventh-quick in single truck qualifying
• Burton lined-up second in Heat race 2, led all 10 laps and finished first
• Burton started second in the feature event, a season-best start for the Halifax, VA native
• Burton led seven laps in the 150-lap event, his first laps led of the 2014 NCWTS season
• Burton’s seventh-place finish at Eldora was a track-best finish for the ThorSport Racing driver, he finished 18th in 2013
• The solid run was the Estes Express drivers third top-10 finish of the 2014 NCWTS season
• According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton had an Average Running Position of 3.58, ranked third in Driver Rating with a 108.1, and completed 100% of laps run inside the top-15
• Burton remains 11th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, but gained on 10th-place and is now a mere eight points behind 10th-place John Wes Townley
• Darrell Wallace Jr. won the 2nd annual 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic, his third victory in 32 starts
• There were 17 cautions for 33 laps and five lead changes by five different drivers
• Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five finishers
• Wallace Jr’s win at Eldora solidified the 12th-consecutive victory for manufacturer Toyota, dating back to Phoenix International Raceway last November
• Up next: Burton will make his second start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in the in the Pocono Mountains150 on Saturday, August 2

Quote – Jeb Burton:
“We had a great run today, something we haven’t done for a while. It was a good point’s night for our Estes Express Toyota Tundra, so hopefully we can keep gaining points every week and get back inside the top-10 where we deserve to be. We came here for a good finish, and it’s something we can take to Pocono and build on.”

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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.