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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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  • NASCAR looks for more passing in aero test

    NASCAR looks for more passing in aero test
    A six-car NASCAR test at Charlotte Motor Speedway focused on the aerodynamic package for 1.5-mile tracks.     NASCAR had three different configurations that covered seven significant changes at Monday's test. The goal was to help drivers pass easier...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves

    The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves
    Turn on the lights and let's get this party started, the Kansas Speedway is getting a night race. I have to say, I'm pretty partial to racing under the lights. Not only do the cars look prettier and faster, but the atmosphere is just far more festive. I...
  • Brian Vickers snaps 75-race losing streak with Sprint Cup win

    LOUDON, N.H. -- Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup...
  • Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th

    Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th
    Surprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane. But his part-time teammate was. Making the most of his limited stint in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota, Brian Vickers...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Your Cheatin' Heart

    The Backstretch Blog: Your Cheatin' Heart
    If there is one thing that is consistent when it comes to NASCAR penalties, is that there seems to be no consistency. At least that is the way it seems from the outside. I am sure that NASCAR actually has a very well thought out reasoned methodology to...
  • Kahne beats teammate Gordon in two-lap dash for Pocono win; Bowyer 14th

    Kahne beats teammate Gordon in two-lap dash for Pocono win; Bowyer 14th
    Taking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday's GoBowling.com NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.    Kahne picked up his...
  • The Backstretch Blog: You put your right turn in, you put your right turn out, you put your left turn in...

    The Backstretch Blog: You put your right turn in, you put your right turn out, you put your left turn in...
    This week NASCAR heads back to the road course at Watkins Glen, where right is not wrong. Even though this is the second road course of the season, it is nothing like the race earlier this year at Sonoma. "Watkins Glen is like a superspeedway road...
  • Jeff Burton announces he will not return to the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team in 2014

    Jeff Burton announces he will not return to the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team in 2014
    Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, has announced he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.   The native of South...
  • NASCAR's Jeff Burton won't return to Childress Racing next season

    Veteran driver Jeff Burton said Wednesday he won't return to Richard Childress Racing after this year to keep driving the No. 31 Chevrolet in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. Burton, 46, said he previously told RCR that he planned to stop driving a full...
  • Five Sprint Cup drivers to watch at Richmond Saturday

    Five Sprint Cup drivers to watch at Richmond Saturday
    With five spots in the 12-man Chase still undecided, many eyes in the grandstands at Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday will focus on the seven or eight drivers with the best chances of rounding out the field for...
  • NASCAR penalizes woman who slapped driver Max Papis after race

    NASCAR penalizes woman who slapped driver Max Papis after race
    NASCAR on Wednesday said it has levied a $2,500 fine against the woman who slapped driver Max Papis in the face after a truck race and has denied her "access to all NASCAR events indefinitely." The incident occurred Sunday after the trucks driven by...
  • All those NASCAR driver-team changes? Here's a scorecard

    All those NASCAR driver-team changes? Here's a scorecard
    Jeff Burton's announcement Wednesday that he won't drive the No. 31 Chevrolet again in 2014 in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series is the latest in a flurry of NASCAR driver-team changes for this season and next year. Haven't kept up with all of them? Here's a...