Harrison Burton Ready to Take on The Monster Mile
Although Harrison Burton hasn't been behind the wheel of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra in over two months, he has been busy racing and continuing his winning ways in 2017. Since the last time he raced for KBM, he has picked up two victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, where he currently sits atop the 2017 championship standings, as well as a win in the ARCA Racing Series.
On April 22 Burton raced his way to his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at the coveted Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The 16-year-old dominated the race, leading 68 laps before rain ended the race early on lap 70. Burton's second win came two weeks later at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on May 6 after leading three laps on his way to the checkered flag.
The second-generation driver continued his hot start to the 2017 season picking up his first career win in the ARCA Racing Series at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway on May 21. In just his second career series start, Burton executed a bump-and-run pass of Dalton Sargeant to take the lead with eight laps remaining and then cruised to a 1.852-second victory. The victory was hi seventh overall this season, with four Super Late Model wins, two K&N Pro Series
Burton now returns to the NCWTS for his second of six starts with KBM this season. His season debut in the No. 51 DEX Imaging Tundra came at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway earlier this season. He started the race from the seventh position and after a late-race spin that put him near the rear of the field, he worked his way back to a solid 13th-place finish. After Dover, Burton will pilot the No. 51 Tundra at four more NCWTS events including Iowa Speedway in Newton June 23, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio July 19, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Aug. 16 and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Oct. 28.
When Burton takes the green flag Friday at The Monster Mile, he will don the colors of his sponsor DEX Imaging. DEX Imaging, based out of Tampa, Fla., is the nation's largest independent provider of office technology with a local touch. Burton is excited to have them back on board the No. 51 Toyota Tundra and he hopes to tame the "Monster Mile" of Dover International Speedway and take his team to Victory Lane Friday afternoon.
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