JEFF BURTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

Sirius XM Radio: Tony Stewart to sit out Bristol; Jeff Burton in for second straight weekend

According to Sirius XM’s Dave Moody, Tony Stewart will miss his third straight Sprint Cup Series race in a row following the tragedy at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park.   Hearing @JeffBurton will be back aboard the #14 @StewartHaasRcng Chevrolet this weekend @BMSupdates in place of @TonyStewart — Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) August 19, 2014   Moody added on Sirius XM...
Via On Pit Road
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 fill-in Burton wants to help start healing process

Jeff Burton said Friday morning he hopes to help the healing process at Stewart-Haas Racing this weekend when he fills in for Tony Stewart in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Burton, SHR executive vice president Brett Frood and SHR vice president of competition Greg Zipadelli met with reporters Friday morning at MIS, where Burton is substituting for...
Via FOX Sports
August 15, 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

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

MWR hires Jeff Burton as test driver for 2014

Michael Waltrip Racing has hired Jeff Burton as a test driver, with the possibility of running a partial Sprint Cup schedule in 2014. The team will field the No. 66 Toyota for Burton at Las Vegas in March. Additional races for Burton could be scheduled at a later date. Co-owner Michael Waltrip is scheduled to drive the car in the season-opening Daytona 500. MWR said Monday Burton...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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