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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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  • Talladega qualifying rained out; Almirola on pole, Bowyer 20th

    Talladega qualifying rained out; Almirola on pole, Bowyer 20th
    Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out. The 43-car field Sunday is now set based on speeds from the first practice session on the 2.66-mile trioval. That means Aric Almirola will start from the pole, with...
  • A quiet symmetry at Daytona

    A quiet symmetry at Daytona
    When it comes to pure decibel levels, Daytona International Speedway must be among the loudest sports venues in the U.S.  When a pack of 43 monster-horsepower Chevys, Fords and Toyotas bunch together, the rumble can at times be heard 15 miles away on...
  • Johnson wins second straight All-Star Race

    Johnson wins second straight All-Star Race
    CONCORD, N.C. -- For most of the night, Jimmie Johnson had to watch brothers Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch steal the spotlight.    But when it came time to earn the $1 million prize for winning the race, it was Johnson who was at his best as he captured his...
  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft

    The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft
    And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do...
  • Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire, Bowyer will start 12th

    Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire, Bowyer will start 12th
    Jeff Gordon will start from the pole for the NASCAR race in New Hampshire on Sunday as he tries to move up in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon ran a lap at 134.911 mph in qualifying Friday. Kyle Busch was second, at 134.753 mph. Gordon heads into...
  • Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th

    Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th
    Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.   Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
  • Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th

    Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th
    On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski. Keselowski had grabbed the lead...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn

    The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn
    Time to make right turns along with the left in the Sprint Cup series, as this week NASCAR makes one of two stops at a road course.  First up with be the Sonoma Raceway.  "Obviously, you have to approach the road course races a little bit different,...