Burton Reaches Another Milestone with First Truck Start at Martinsville
Harrison Burton is set to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in the Texas Roadhouse 200. The second-generation racer has found success in many different series at the young age of 16, and now makes his move up to the Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Burton will drive the No. 18 DEX Imaging Tundra led by racing veteran Wes Ward as crew chief.
Burton, the son of 21-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner and current NBC Sports broadcaster Jeff Burton, competed full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016 where he earned one top-five, five top-10 finishes and one pole in 14 starts in his rookie season. In addition to his full-time schedule in the K&N Pro Series East this season, Burton won three Super Late Model events, including a Southern Super Series Blizzard Series race at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. He also posted a runner-up finish in January at 2016 SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga., against a field that included KBM owner-driver Kyle Busch and KBM Truck Series driver William Byron. This summer Burton finished third in his first ARCA Racing Series start at Iowa Speedway in Newton in July.
The racing prodigy was a three-time USAC Quarter Midget national champion before moving into Late Models, where at the age of 11 he captured his first pole in the Limited Late Model division at Ace Speedway in Elon, N.C. At the age of 12, he graduated to Pro-Late Models and won two races at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway.
At the age of 14, the talented teenager became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Whelen Super Late Model event when he visited victory lane twice during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway last February and in May he picked up his first Southern Super Series win at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. Last October, at the age of 15 years and eight days, Burton became the youngest driver to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West when he raced in the series stop at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.
Now Burton looks to find success and add his name to the record books in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
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