Jeb Burton NCWTS Preview: Talladega Superspeedway
Shake and Bake...After two weekends off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will make its way to the infamous Talladega Superspeedway for action-packed drafting. Jeb Burton and the No. 4 Arrowhead/Kangaroo Express truck will make their debut at the 2.66-mile track for the Fred 250's on Saturday afternoon. In what's considered the biggest wild card race of the year, Burton and his team will rely on strategy, speed and a lot of luck to get the No. 4 Chevy into victory lane.
This Week's Silverado...The No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team will unload chassis TSM-004 this week at Talladega Superspeedway. Used in his NCWTS debut at Daytona International Speedway, TSM-004 brought Burton a top-five finish in February.
Meet and Greet...Stop by and meet Burton along with his fellow TSM teammates at the NCWTS driver autograph session on Friday, October 18 from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. local time. The autograph session will be held in the concourse under the OV Hill South Grandstand.
Don't Forget to Vote...The polls have opened for the 2013 NCWTS Most Popular Driver award and Jeb needs your help! Vote once a day from now until November 15 at www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd. #TeamBurton
You Won't Want to Miss This...Don't miss any of the action from Talladega! The Fred's 250 can be seen live on Saturday, October 19, with pre-race coverage beginning at 3:300 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Previous Race Recap...In his debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Burton faced multiple challenges at the one-day event, starting with a rough first practice session where he made contact with the wall. In his backup truck, Burton used the final practice session to get comfortable and qualified fourth for the Smith's 350. The team, however, struggled with handling issues and despite multiple pit stops and adjustments, the issues remained throughout the race. Fighting hard, Burton managed to cross the finish line in 12th place and remain fourth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings.
Jeb Burton on Racing at Talladega Superspeedway
"I'm looking forward to racing at Talladega for the plain reason that it's Dega. As excited as I am to get back on a racetrack and compete, this weekend will really be all about luck. We'll either have it on our side or we won't. We ran good in this truck at Daytona, so we'll give it another shot this weekend and hope for the best. A lot of things are riding on this wild card race."