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Harrison Burton is one of the many young, talented “next generation” stars that is making NASCAR’s future look very bright. The second-generation driver is just 15, and not yet eligible to compete in NASCAR’s upper levels, but he’s got quite a birthday present waiting for him in October. Learn more about this youngster in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Harrison Brian Burton was born Oct. 9, 2000 in Huntersville, NC. Burton’s father is former Cup Series driver and television broadcaster Jeff Burton, his uncle former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, and his cousin is current Cup and Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton.
- Burton’s racing career began in quarter midgets, and he was a three-time USAC Quarter Midget national champ before moving into Late Models at age 11. At age12, he moved up to Pro-Late Models and won twice at Dillon Motor Speedway (SC).
- In 2015, at age 14, Burton visited victory lane twice during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna in Florida, becoming the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Whelen Super Late Model race. He made his K&N Pro Series West debut in Oct. 2015, becoming the youngest driver to compete in the series at age 15 years and eight days.
- For the 2016 season, Burton will compete full-time in the K&N Pro Series East for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks and compete in a number of Super Late Model races for his family’s team. It was also announced that Burton will make his top-tier NASCAR debut at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 29, driving a Toyota Tundra in the Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
- Follow Burton on Twitter: @HBurtonRacing.