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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'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 to stage Pocono vs. Dover softball game in Camden

     
    As a promotion for the two Sprint Cup races coming up in the region in early June, NASCAR is going to stage a celebrity softball game on May 15 at Campbell's Field, the home of the Camden Riversharks. Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton will...
  • 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...
  • Ochocinco gets 150-mph ride with Burton

    Chad Ochocinco has turned to NASCAR in his ongoing search for thrills away from the football field. Ochocinco was strapped in for the ride as Jeff Burton drove his No. 31 car around Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday. Burton estimated he reached speeds...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The good news is, Clint Bowyer is in some pretty distinguished company. The bad news is none of them want to be there. Thirty cars were involve in some sort of accident at Daytona Saturday night. And Bowyer was among them. The 33 ended the night on the...
  • USAC's Battle at the Brickyard a family event

    USAC's Battle at the Brickyard a family event
    If there was any single athlete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday that totally understands that the sport of racing is a team-sport, it would definitely be 12-year old Harrison Burton. "I've gotten a lot of pointers from my Dad," said Burton,...
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...
  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • NASCAR at Richmond: Five storylines and five drivers to watch

    NASCAR at Richmond: Five storylines and five drivers to watch
    NASCAR's ends its first quarter this week, when it stops at Richmond International Raceway for a three-day show highlighted by the Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 on Saturday. Racing begins on Thursday with the K&...