Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Jeff Burton who finished in the 19th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 18th
Top 5s: 2
Top 10s: 6
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“With one less team in the Richard Childress Racing stable, you’d think that means good things for Jeff Burton and his team? Nah, they showed some life at the end of the year, but again I think he’ll get lost in the shuffle. RCR’s resources will be pour into Austin Dillon’s Nationwide and sometime Cup effort. They’ll get their next 2-3 years out of Burton and by that time Ty Dillon should be ready for Cup racing with his brother.”
What Happened In 2012:
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