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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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  • The Backstretch Blog: Texas Stampede

    The Backstretch Blog: Texas Stampede
    After a week off, it's time to round 'em up and head to the Texas Motor Speedway. All the manufactures have enjoyed some success at Texas, but this is a really good track for Roush Fenway Fords. Matt Kenseth won the spring race one year ago. In all...
  • Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas

    Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas
    Despite a late draw on a slick track that warmed throughout Saturday's qualifying session, AJ Allmendinger claimed the pole for Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 175.993 mph (30.683 seconds). In winning the second Coors Light pole...
  • Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway

    Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway
    It was Denny Hamlin's day in the sun.  Taking advantage of changing conditions Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Denny Hamlin held offMartin Truex Jr.over the final 30 laps to win the STP 400, his second victory of the season, his first at the 1.5-mile track...
  • NASCAR at RIR: What and who to watch

    NASCAR at RIR: What and who to watch
    NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series reaches the end of its first quarter Saturday at Richmond International Raceway, race No. 9 of 36, with the Richmond 400. And while the 26th race of the season, set for September at RIR, figures to be a bigger benchmark...
  • Tony Stewart wins Denny Hamlin's charity race

    Tony Stewart wins Denny Hamlin's charity race
    Tony Stewart passed Virginia short-track racer Greg Edwards before the midway point of the race and ran away with the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown on Thursday night at Richmond International Raceway.     Stewart took off on a restart with 11 laps to...
  • Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh

    Kyle Busch capitalizes on late caution for Richmond win, Bowyer is seventh
    Pulling away from Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a restart with eight laps left in Saturday night's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Busch streaked to his fourth straight victory in the spring race at the .75-mile track. The win was...
  • Coke Zero 400: Harvick wins crash-filled race

     
    Kevin Harvick wins Coke Zero 400....
  • NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona post-race chat (with video)

     
    Come chat about the finish of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona and watch/listen to the post-race interviews in the media center. The big one happened with 13 laps left when Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton and Sam Hornish Jr. collided at the front of the pack to touch...
  • Coke Zero 400: Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles

     
    Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles at the Coke Zero 400....