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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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  • Knaus, Johnson revive greatest nightmare for many NASCAR fans

    Knaus, Johnson revive greatest nightmare for many NASCAR fans
    For NASCAR rationalists, the thought of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson winning another Cup championship is blasphemy. May as well spit on the grave of Dale Earnhardt or rip up Richard Petty's cowboy hat. Knaus and Johnson are an acquired taste in some...
  • 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...
  • Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega, Bowyer is 6th

    Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega, Bowyer is 6th
    Executing perfectly a move he had saved for the right occasion, Brad Keselowski pulled away from Kyle Busch on the final lap to win Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at at Talladega Superspeedway in a green-white-checkered-flag finish. Busch...
  • Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th

    Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th
    After a stellar qualifying run, Jimmie Johnson said there was some speed left in Darlington Raceway -- and Greg Biffle found it. Biffle toured the 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.281 seconds (180.2557 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles'...
  • Johnson's Darlington victory gives Hendrick his 200th win; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson's Darlington victory gives Hendrick his 200th win; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson  broke free on a restart three laps from the end in the Southern 500 and held on Saturday night to give Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Sprint Cup victory. Johnson seemed short on fuel and tires and looked vulnerable with Tony Stewart and...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

    The Backstretch Blog: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    NASCAR has the best All-Star event in all of sport. Yeah I said it. Who is going to argue with me. I mean come on now. They are thinking about getting rid of the Pro Bowl. The NBA and NHL All-Star game are both just a bunch of guys out there trying not to...
  • Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th

    Kasey Kahne cruises to third Coca-Cola 600 triumph, Bowyer is 13th
    Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining...
  • Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports

    Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports
    Things may be quiet on the driver front, but silly season for crew chiefs is at full song. Drew Blickensderfer is taking his leave from Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton's No. 31 Chevrolet to work for Richard Petty Motorsports, according to an RCR...
  • Kansas native Clint Bowyer wins in Richmond

    Kansas native Clint Bowyer wins in Richmond
    Clint Bowyer had a gulp of gas just big enough to win the race. Rick Hendrick had Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon as a pair of Chasers. In a rain-interrupted race of accumulating tension, Bowyer made it to the finish line 1.198 seconds ahead of Gordon, who...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Charlotte's Web

    The Backstretch Blog: Charlotte's Web
    For the second straight week, NASCAR is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But this time, it counts. The Coca Cola 600 is also the series longest race. Which makes it unique. Because the race is not only long, but it also starts in the day and finishes...
  • Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th

    Joey Logano prevails at Pocono, ends Cup drought; Clint Bowyer is 6th
    On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.   After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his...
  • Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma

    Kansas Native Clint Bowyer picks up 1st win of season at Sonoma
    Clint Bowyer's victory in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps -- Kurt Busch -- but in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer's side. "I just kept thinking, 'He's a dirt Late Model...