Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fast Facts: Jeb Burton

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Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet Silverado for Turner Scott Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, is one of the top young drivers in the series in 2013. Find out more about this second-generation driver in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • John Edwards Burton IV was born August 6, 1992 in Halifax, Virginia. He’s the son of 2002 Dayton 500 winner Ward Burton and nephew of Cup Series regular Jeff Burton.
  • Burton began racing at age 16 at South Boston Speedway – where his father and uncle got their starts – competing in the Limited Sportsman Series. In 2009, his first full season racing in the series, he finished fourth in points. Burton moved up to the Late Model Series at South Boston in 2010, finishing 11th in points and winning the series’ Rookie of the Year title. As a Late Model driver, Burton competed at a number of tracks throughout southern Virginia and central North Carolina, including Ace Speedway, where he picked up his first Late Model win in June 2011.
  • Burton made his ARCA Racing Series debut for Eddie Sharp Racing in July 2011 at Berlin Speedway. He made his NASCAR debut in the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in April 2012 for Hillman Racing. At the end of the season, Turner Scott Motorsports announced a two-year deal with Burton for 2013 and 2014, including a full-time ride in the Truck Series and a limited Nationwide Series schedule. Burton won his first pole at Martinsville in April 2013, followed by his first win at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
  • Off the track, Burton enjoys hunting and fishing, along with watching Carolina Panthers and Virginia Tech football and Duke basketball.
  • Learn more about Burton at his website, www.jebburton.com.

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