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JEB BURTON – POWERED BY ETHANOL AT IOWA

Sandusky, OH (July 7, 2014) – Prior to this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Iowa Speedway, Jeb Burton toured POET Biorefining plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Toyota Tundra, visited the plant to learn more about the E15 Ethanol that powers his Toyota Tundra. From the field, to the plant, to the Sunoco tanks at every NASCAR track, Sunoco Green E15 has been powering the NCWTS since 2011. Sunoco Green E15 is not only better for Burton’s 650 horsepower engine, it’s better for the environment and supports the local economy. Burton, who is scheduled to make his third start at the 7/8-mile asphalt tri-oval, hopes the highly-oxygenated, unleaded race fuel made from the cornfields of the Midwest will power him to victory lane in Friday night’s American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen.

 

Sounding off – Jeb Burton:

On Iowa Speedway…

“Iowa is another standalone event for our series and it’s a good opportunity for us to rebound after a couple of bad finishes. In the past, Iowa hasn’t been a strong track for me, but I do enjoy coming out here. It’s a cool track and the fans always fill the grandstands. Iowa has the characteristics of a short track with the speeds of a speedway; it’s wide, with two grooves and you can run side-by-side, which always makes for great racing.”

 

On American Ethanol…

“As drivers, we are proud to use Sunoco Green E15 because it’s not only better for our engines, but it’s better for the environment and supports jobs right here in the state of Iowa. The ethanol industry has an important role to play in supporting our local economies. What folks are doing right here in Coon Rapids will help end our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.”

 

Burton’s Hawkeye State Stats:

  • Two starts at Iowa Speedway (2013)
  • One top-10 finish (September, 2013)
  • Has completed 411 of 412 laps attempted (99.8%)
  • Best Start: 8th (September, 2013)/Best Finish: 8th (September, 2013)
  • Average Start: 12.5/Average Finish: 15.0
  • According to NASCAR’s Loop Data statistics has a Driver Rating of 81.0 entering the ninth race on the 2014 NCWTS schedule with an Average Running Position of 12.03

 

Did You Know:

Estes Express Lines offers direct freight transportation service to all fifty states, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. With a network of more than 200 terminals located from coast to coast, including four locations in Iowa – Waterloo, Quad Cities, Des Moines and Cherokee – the strength of this regional network ensures that no matter where your shipment needs to go or when it needs to get there, Estes delivers. For more information, please visit www.Estes-Express.com
Jeb Burton 2014:

  • Ranks 11th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings heading into the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway, a mere one point behind 10th-place Joey Coulter and 69 markers behind point leader Johnny Sauter
  • Recorded a season-best sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas (May)
  • Recorded a season-best third-place start at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky
  • In eight starts in 2014, Burton has two top-10 finishes
  • Has completed 94.9% of laps attempted (1266/1334)
  • Second full-time season in the NCWTS

 

Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:

  • 35 starts
  • 1 win (Texas, June, 2013)
  • 5 top-5 finishes
  • 14 top-10 finishes
  • 7 poles
  • 5369 laps completed
  • 289 laps led
  • Average start: 9.0
  • Average finish: 13.1
ABOUT ESTES EXPRESS LINES:

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Estes is a leading, full-service freight transportation provider offering a complete range of shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume & truckload, global and custom solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, today’s Estes is the largest, privately-held LTL carrier in the nation. With more than 210 terminals across the country and a global service footprint, Estes has grown into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry.

 

ABOUT THE CAROLINA NUT CO.:

Using unique handcrafted family recipes, The Carolina Nut Co. creates gourmet snacks and flavored nuts that are sure to please every nut lover. The Carolina Nut Co. is family-owned and located in Henderson, N.C. We have been creating delicious gourmet nuts and flavored nuts for more than 60 years. Our unique flavors and high-quality products are making their way across the country. Please keep an eye out for us at your local retailer and ask them about our nuts! For information go to www.carolinanut.com .


ABOUT THORSPORT RACING:
ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport, which has run in the Truck Series since 1996, in 2014 runs the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by 2013 drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Sauter and the No. 13 Estes Toyota Tundra driven by Jeb Burton in the Truck Series.

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