JEFF BURTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

TMS to honor first Sprint Cup winner; Jeff Burton, 5 others to be inducted into Hall of Fame today

Jeff Burton, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Texas Motor Speedway, will be inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame on Thursday.Burton took a "survival" approach to the race on April 6, 1997. He avoided the problems that led to 10 cautions totaling 73 laps and led the final 58 laps to win by more than four seconds over Dale Jarrett.Burton previewed the track weeks before...
Via SportsDay
12 days ago

NCWTS: Harrison Burton to Make Truck Series Debut in Fall Martinsville Race

Second-Generation Wheelman Joins KBM’s Stable of Talented Young Drivers   MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 17, 2016)– Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that second-generation driver Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for the team driving the No. 18 DEX Imaging/Konica Minolta Tundra Oct. 29 in the Alpha Energy Solutions 200 at Martinsville...
Via On Pit Road
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton will again drive for Tony Stewart at Bristol

Jeff Burton will again climb behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS normally driven by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart will be missing his third straight Cup Series race following an accident at Canandaigua Speedway in New York that took the life of 20-year old Kevin Ward Jr. Burton, a 21 time Cup winner, has 40 career starts at Bristol which...
Via Tireball.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Miss Bristol Motor Speedway

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Hass Racing announced Tuesday that Jeff Burton will once again pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the third race in-a-row where Tony Stewart has missed a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the Sprint Car crash almost three weekend’s ago. It is still unclear when Stewart will get back into his ride. Rumors...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick comment on Stewart-Ward situation and disappointment in media

During a sprint car event last week on Saturday night at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Kevin Ward Jr. was spun out by Tony Stewart. He then got out of his car to display his displeasure, when Stewart’s car would make contact with Ward, sending him sliding across the track. Kevin Ward Jr. would be transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Since...
Via On Pit Road
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart to sit out next NASCAR race, Jeff Burton to replace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined. Jeff Burton will drive Stewart’s No....
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is New Hampshire the final race for Jeff Burton?

Jeff Burton stepped out of the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing t the end of the 2013 season. Since making that decision Burton has been just a part-time driver for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 66 Toyota. Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway could be the final one in the career of the 47-year-old. Asked whether or not the Camping World RV Sales 301 would...
Via Tireball.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC names Rick Allen and Jeff Burton as lead NASCAR crew

After there was speculation they might get NASCAR rights a year early, NBC will have to wait another year as ESPN will finish out their contract with NASCAR in 2014 in a lame duck year.  Nevertheless, the peacock has already announced who will call the races when they get NASCAR back in 2015.   Veteran racing announcer Rick Allen will be the play by play man and longtime NASCAR...
Via Awful Announcing
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton hired for NBC broadcast booth

NBC Sports Group has made driver Jeff Burton its first hire for the broadcast booth for when the network resumes covering NASCAR in 2015. The multiyear hiring of Burton was announced Tuesday in Las Vegas. Burton's career as a full-time driver is ending this season. Michael Waltrip Racing said Monday Burton will be a test driver for the team in 2014 and drive in select races. NBC...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton to drive limited schedule for MWR in No. 66

Jeff Burton will drive for Michael Waltrip Racing on a part-time basis in 2014. Burton, 46, will drive the No. 66 Toyota Camry for MWR beginning at Las Vegas. Additional races will be announced at a later date. Beginning Dec. 9 at Charlotte, the 21-time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will begin testing for MWR. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 66 Toyota in the Daytona 500...
Via Tireball.com
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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