99 welcomed CITGO as a new sponsor. Could NASCAR see an additional full-time driver? He works as a racing commentator. From 1997 to 2000, Burton won an event at NHIS every year. Spent the day with my wonderful girlfriend celebrating her birthday! [3] His first super late model win came in early 2015, at New Smyrna Speedway. Ward is the father of Jeb, who currently competes part-time in the Xfinity Series, and the brother of Jeff, Harrison’s father and a former driver himself. Burton is a fan of Bruce Lee. ISC Archives/CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images. [20] His performance also gained attention, winning a rain-shortened race at Bristol. Nineteen-year-old Harrison Burton has taken lessons he learned from his father, accomplished racer and current NBC broadcaster Jeff Burton, to … At the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Burton would make his 1,000th career NASCAR start, the sixth driver in NASCAR history to do so. Rumors began to arise that Burton would be leaving Roush Racing. You can find Harrison on Instagram and Twitter. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. 30, which was renumbered to the No. The appeals court remanded the case to the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. In 2002 and 2003, he finished 12th in the points and had eight Top 5s and 25 Top 10s combined, but failed to win a race in either year. Upon joining RCR, Burton was placed in the No. When Harrison Burton was announced as part of the Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series team prior to this season, some questioned his selection. 7. The car arrived in a black hauler with only the number 31 on the side. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. [16] Throughout the thirteen race season, Burton garnered one pole, as many top fives, and finished eighth in the championship point standings while failing to finish two races. Harrison’s uncle, Ward Burton is also a professional stock car racer. This poles were for the Daytona 500, the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway,[3] the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway. On the ensuing restart, Burton passed Denny Hamlin coming off of Turn 2 to win the Food City 500 and finishing off a sweep of the podium for Richard Childress Racing. 20 Toyota for five races in 2019. The younger Burton will look to continue to build a name for himself this weekend, seeking his third win of the season at the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina on Saturday. If he’s going to do that, he’ll first need to survive the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™. This race, a Cup Series race, was won by the legendary seven-time champion and 200-time race winner Richard Petty. Harrison Brian Burton (born October 9, 2000) is an American professional stock car racing driver. [17] After HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks shut down, Burton moved to MDM Motorsports bringing his number and sponsor. [13], On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would run a partial ARCA schedule with MDM in 2018.[14]. Burton's pit crew wore grey Richard Childress Racing shirts and Burton wore a plain orange fire suit displaying only small associate sponsor logos. After the race at Richmond International Raceway Jeff qualified for the Chase for the Nextel Cup. The 19-year-old Huntersville, North Carolina native, who made the first nine starts of his Xfinity Series career in a part-time role with Joe Gibbs Racing last year, finished in second and fifth place at Daytona International Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway to open up the season prior to securing this win, which shot him to the top of the championship standings. Harrison has won a single NASCAR Xfinity Series and has made it to the top 10 nine times. CITGO then announced that they were leaving Roush Racing at the end of the 2003 season. The younger Burton will look to continue to build a name for himself … 66 at Las Vegas.[17]. Burton finished 12th in the final points standings. “That’s an advantage I think, just knowing the racetrack and being on kind of a level playing field with the guys you’re racing against to try to win a championship,” Burton said. Harrison Burton’s work ethic has gotten him this far. In 2001 Burton won another two races, upping his career total to 17, and he finished tenth in points, climbing from a season low of 38th, which was his position after four races. Burton signed on with Kyle Busch Motorsports to drive the No. NASCAR: Will Kansas Speedway’s Xfinity playoff trend continue? In the 13 races after he changed teams, though, the same stats were improved to 16.6 and 18th. 1. [9], In his ARCA Racing Series debut for Ranier Racing with MDM, Burton started sixth and finished third after almost being spun out by eventual race winner Chase Briscoe. * – Most laps led ** – All laps led. 20 Toyota Supra for racing organization Joe Gibbs Racing. Burton ran the 2004 season without a primary sponsor, with races frequently being sponsored by his personal sponsor SKF. He works as a racing commentator. [12], On September 7, 2007, NASCAR announced that an agreement had been reached between Sprint Nextel and Richard Childress Racing which would allow AT&T to sponsor the No. [1], Burton's racing career started off when he received a go-kart at age two, which later turned in to a quarter midget at age four. Harrison Burton, who will turn 20 on Oct. 9, started in quarter midgets and progressed up the ranks, finding success at nearly every level. He qualified 36th and by the end of the race, he had worked his way up in the field. Burton's racing career started off when he received a go-kart at age two, which later turned in to a quarter midget at age four. ), * Season still in progress [14], On December 3, 2013, NBC Sports Network producer Sam Flood announced that Burton would become an analyst for NBC in 2015. [21], (key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Married to wife Kim, they have two children: Paige and Harrison. His best points finish was in third in 2000, just 294 points behind champion Bobby Labonte. You don’t get to the Xfinity Series, Truck Series or Cup Series without being really, really darn good,” the younger Burton said. Blaney took his place in the No. In 1998, the team switched to the new Ford Taurus. After starting to race them at age twelve, Burton won his first late model race in early 2014. Like Father, Like Son: Harrison Burton Making His Own Opportunities, CHEVROLET RACING: Chase Elliott and Jordan Taylor Teleconference Transcript, Ford Performance Development Driver Chase Briscoe Continues Career Climb by Advancing to NASCAR Cup Series, Logano and Briscoe Win and Advance to Championship 4, Ford Performance NASCAR: Briscoe Dominates For Xfinity Win at Kansas, Team Penske NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report – Kansas, RCR Post Race Report – Kansas Lottery 300, Nineteen-year-old Harrison Burton has taken lessons he learned from his father, accomplished racer and current NBC broadcaster Jeff Burton, to heart as he’s embarked upon his own racing career, Burton, a NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie, will compete to earn his spot in the Round of Eight this Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Drive for the Cure 250 at America’s Home for Racing. Burton dedicated the win to John Andretti, who was battling colon cancer until his death in 2020. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. Burton won the Samsung 500 at Texas on April 15, 2007, driving with sponsorship from Prilosec OTC, passing former teammate Matt Kenseth on the final lap, making him the first driver to have multiple wins at Texas Motor Speedway. This race was held back seven years ago (okay, 28 years ago) on Saturday, February 29, 1992 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina. Burton was expected to make a run for the championship but a poor season led Burton to miss the Chase for the first time since 2005. His teammate Kevin Harvick passed Earnhardt Jr. within the last 500 yards of the race because Dale Jr. ran out of gas. Caterpillar, which previously spent 10 years on the No. Burton had six Top 10s in 2012, including a dramatic second-place finish at Daytona in July after saving his car from spinning on the final lap. 7. After trying and failing to persuade NASCAR to approve the addition of the AT&T globe logo to the rear of the car, AT&T filed a lawsuit against NASCAR on March 16, 2007. On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would drive a partial K&N season with MDM in 2018. In 1990, he drove the No. 18 Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for eight races starting with the Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway five days later. He secured this victory on a Leap Day — Saturday, February 29, 2020. That it’s not just politely included in a conversation about his father, Jeff Burton, or his uncle, Ward Burton. The focus is making sure his name, Harrison Burton, mean something in the racing world. After that, Burton's season went downhill from there. Harrison Brian Burton is a young professional stock car racer. Prior to qualifying for the Daytona 500, Burton was extremely enthusiastic about the improvements to RCR as a whole. Under the terms of the agreement Burton was required to find a new sponsor by 2009. [16] Burton made his debut in the No. Harrison, like his father, is a NASCAR driver, and currently races in the Xfinity Series. 6. During the offseason, Burton and his team remained with RCR but were switched to the No. 12 Burton Autosports Pontiac.

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