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Jeff Burton

American racecar driver Jeff Burton was born on June 29, 1967, in South Boston, Va. He began driving in races in the Busch Series in 1988 in a car owned by his father John Burton. He competed the full season in the following year. In 1994, in the Winston Cup Series, he reached 14th place before dropping to 24th after being disqualified at the Miller Genuine Draft 400 for illegal holes drilled on the roll cage, a safety violation. From 1997 to 2000, he never finished lower than fifth in the points standings and had 15 wins. In 1999, he had a career-high and series leading six races. In 2002 and 2003, he failed to win a race. In 2006, he finally broke his four-year long winless streak in any s... Show more »
American racecar driver Jeff Burton was born on June 29, 1967, in South Boston, Va. He began driving in races in the Busch Series in 1988 in a car owned by his father John Burton. He competed the full season in the following year. In 1994, in the Winston Cup Series, he reached 14th place before dropping to 24th after being disqualified at the Miller Genuine Draft 400 for illegal holes drilled on the roll cage, a safety violation. From 1997 to 2000, he never finished lower than fifth in the points standings and had 15 wins. In 1999, he had a career-high and series leading six races. In 2002 and 2003, he failed to win a race. In 2006, he finally broke his four-year long winless streak in any series by winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway. In 2007, he won the Samsung 500, making him the first driver with multiple wins at Texas Motor Speedway. He won the 2008 Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, his first multiple win season since 2001. « Show less

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  • Ochocinco gets 150-mph ride with Burton

    Chad Ochocinco has turned to NASCAR in his ongoing search for thrills away from the football field. Ochocinco was strapped in for the ride as Jeff Burton drove his No. 31 car around Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday. Burton estimated he reached speeds...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The good news is, Clint Bowyer is in some pretty distinguished company. The bad news is none of them want to be there. Thirty cars were involve in some sort of accident at Daytona Saturday night. And Bowyer was among them. The 33 ended the night on the...
  • USAC's Battle at the Brickyard a family event

    USAC's Battle at the Brickyard a family event
    If there was any single athlete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday that totally understands that the sport of racing is a team-sport, it would definitely be 12-year old Harrison Burton. "I've gotten a lot of pointers from my Dad," said Burton,...
  • Drivers quiet on controversial Charlotte finish

    Drivers quiet on controversial Charlotte finish
    Sprint Cup drivers remained tightlipped rather than second-guess NASCAR for the no-caution finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week. Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. for his third victory of the season when Earnhardt ran out of gas in the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Jets in Gymnasium

    I'm not really sure who first described Bristol Motor Speedway as flying fighter jets in a gymnasium. But who ever it was, it is one of the best descriptions I have ever heard for a track. If you have ever been inside Bristol, you understand. If you...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Let's Head to Michigan

    After road races and tricky triangles, NASCAR returns to a more conventional track, the Michigan International Speedway. Many of the top drivers are happy to head back to the ovals this week as the battle continues for spots in the chase for the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR needs to go soft

    Why in the year 2011 doesn't every NASCAR sanctioned track have safer barriers (also known as soft walls)? I mean did you see that last lap crash started by Boris Said that slammed David Ragan and David Reuttiman into walls with no safer barriers?...
  • Stewart wins at Martinsville; closes in on Edwards

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Stewart hadn't won a race all season and didn't list himself as a championship contender when asked to handicap the field before NASCAR's 10-race playoffs got going. Now, his third championship is there for the taking....
  • Blickensderfer named crew chief for Jeff Burton

    Blickensderfer named crew chief for Jeff Burton
    Richard Childress Racing has named Drew Blickensderfer as the crew chief for the No. 31 Caterpillar/Wheaties Racing team with driver Jeff Burton for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Luke Lambert, interim crew chief during the latter part of the...
  • Paul Menard wins Brickyard 400 for first Sprint Cup victory

    Paul Menard wins Brickyard 400 for first Sprint Cup victory
    As the fortunate son of a billionaire retailer, Paul Menard parlayed his father's support to drive in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. But success came slowly. In four full seasons, the low-key Menard had no wins and only two top-five finishes, and...
  • NASCAR tests fuel injection

    NASCAR tests fuel injection
    Teams representing 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars turned upwards of 400 miles Monday during a test of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Both NASCAR officials and drivers were optimistic about the continued development of the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: California Love

    The Backstretch Blog: California Love
    The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Drivers seem to love it, fans not so much. ""I like California," said Denny Hamlin. "I think the track is aging really well. It's getting to where you can run all over from the bottom to the very  top." And...