Racing incident leads to 27th place finish for Burton in Kentucky

Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes team were confident entering Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway following two top-10 runs in the dual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) practice sessions and a track-best third-place qualifying effort. Unfortunately, the ThorSport Racing driver wouldn't have the night he envisioned after getting loose entering Turn 3, ultimately tagging the wall. The resulting damage relegated the sophomore driver to a 27th-place finish in his second NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile oval.

                                                             

Burton complained his Toyota Tundra was loose on entry in the opening laps of the 150-lap event, but maintained a position inside the top-five for the first 40 circuits. As the laps clicked off and the handling continued to fade, Burton began falling back through the top-12 just past the half-way mark in the 17th annual NCWTS event in the "Bluegrass State." Regrettably, with 50 laps remaining, Burton got loose and slammed hard into the Turn 4 wall, causing damage to the splitter, right side and tail of the No. 13 machine. Crew chief Jeriod Prince ordered Burton to bring the battered machine to pit road for repairs, but ultimately retired the ThorSport Racing Tundra early, crediting the second-generation driver with a 27th-place finish.

 

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