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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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  • Coke Zero 400: Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles

     
    Tony Stewart leads after 300 miles at the Coke Zero 400....
  • NFL concussion fallout raises red flags in NASCAR

    NFL concussion fallout raises red flags in NASCAR
    Michael Waltrip doesn't have an exact count of the concussions he has sustained over his NASCAR career. He knows it's more than 10.     Safety improvements since Dale Earnhardt's death in 2001 have greatly reduced the chances of a driver getting a head...
  • NASCAR's Kasey Kahne wins in Phoenix; Carl Edwards leads Chase

     
    Kasey Kahne won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, while Carl Edwards kept a three-point lead over Tony Stewart in the Chase for the Cup championship battle -- the same gap they had when the......
  • The conundrum that is NASCAR's Phoenix race

     
    "This could be interesting." So summed up driver Kevin Harvick as he previewed Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the newly repaved, reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway. As with any repaved speedway, it's unclear how the pack of 43 cars........
  • NASCAR: Marcos Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen

     
    Marcos Ambrose got his first victory in NASCAR's top series after a frantic finish at the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race Monday at Watkins Glen International. In his 105th career start, Ambrose beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a two-lap......
  • A wrinkle in NASCAR's Chase: Repaved Phoenix track

     
    Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway often is called the wild-card track in NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Cup title playoff, owing to the multi-car wrecks that often occur on the high-banked speedway that can shuffle the championship standings. But this year's...
  • NASCAR owner Richard Childress reportedly fights Kyle Busch

     
    When NASCAR ushered in its "Boys, have at it" doctrine, who knew it would include grandpas as well? NASCAR said Richard Childress, the 65-year-old team owner and grandfather, was involved in an "incident" with the feisty driver Kyle Busch at......
  • Kyle Busch leads NASCAR's Auto Club 400 after 200 miles

     
    The second 100 miles started off pretty much as the first 100 ended -- with green-flag racing. In fact, on lap 65 a record was set for the number of consecutive green-flag laps at the start of the NASCAR Sprint......
  • Kyle Busch leads NASCAR's Auto Club 400 after 100 miles

     
    The Auto Club 400 at Fontana started as you might expect with pole-sitter Juan Pablo Montoya jumping to a lead that he held until the seventh lap when Denny Hamlin took over the top spot. The first racer to experience......
  • Richard Childress NASCAR crew member suspended for substance abuse

     
    Gary Frost, a crew member from Richard Childress Racing's No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR according to a press release from NASCAR....
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Thunder Rolls

    Thunder Valley, The Bullring, whatever you call it, time to head up on ole rocky top to Tennessee and the Bristol Motor speedway. After what I still consider one of the most worthless off weeks in all of sports (I mean you are just gaining momentum and...
  • RCR looking for improvement after 4 races

    RCR looking for improvement after 4 races
    Richard Childress Racing opened up the doors to their race shop to members of the media; they also made Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, and Paul Menard available to the media.  Before the 2011 Season most experts would not have picked Menard to be the one...