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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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  • SHR: Burton steps in, Stewart's future unknown

    The Sports Xchange SHR: Burton steps in, Stewart's future unknown Tony Stewart's plans for the remainder of NASCAR schedule are to be determined, but veteran Jeff Burton is subbing for his good friend Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart-...
  • Tony Stewart's Future Unknown; Jeff Burton Will Fill In Sunday

    Tony Stewart's plans for the remainder of NASCAR schedule are to be determined, but veteran Jeff Burton is subbing for his good friend Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that Stewart would miss the NASCAR...
  • Stewart won't race this weekend

    The Sports Xchange Stewart won't race this weekend Tony Stewart announced Thursday that he will not race this weekend, skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race since his car struck and killed a driver on a dirt track in upstate New York. Jeff...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart to sit out upcoming Michigan race

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - NASCAR star Tony Stewart will sit out of an upcoming Michigan event, his team said on Thursday, just five days after he fatally struck a competing racer at a low-stakes New York dirt track race. Stewart's team, Stewart-Haas Racing,...
  • Tony Stewart pulls out of another race; crash inquiry continues

    NASCAR star Tony Stewart has pulled out of this weekend’s Sprint Cup series event at Michigan International Speedway, according to the Stewart-Haas Racing team. Veteran driver Jeff Burton will be behind the wheel of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro...
  • Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire

    Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski dominated the Camping World RV 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after taking the lead on lap 90 and leading 138 laps. Keselowski survived a...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief to take TV job after this season

    NBC Sports said Thursday that Steve Letarte, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., would join NBC Sports as an analyst on its broadcasts of NASCAR events starting next year. NASCAR last year announced a 10-year pact, starting in 2015, for NBC Sports to...
  • Webb Simpson up by 4 strokes in Las Vegas

    Webb Simpson maintained a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Simpson shot a four-under 67 to reach 19 under. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63....
  • 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...
  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead

    Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead
    Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed-at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's...
  • Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th

    Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th
    Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity.   Keselowski led 11 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne led 138. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson led...
  • 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...