BURTON CONFIDENT HEADING INTO LOUDON

Sandusky, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2014) – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will make its return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for the first time in two years forSaturday’s UNOH 175. Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, is set to make his track debut at the 1.058-mile oval with 22 of his fellow series competitors. Of the 30 trucks currently entered in the 175-lap event, there are only eight drivers that have experience at the “Magic Mile.” Following a season-best finish of fifth at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Burton is confident heading into the 16th race on the 2014 NCWTS schedule.

 

Sounding Off – Jeb Burton:

“A strong run at Chicago really gave me and this team so much confidence. I’ve never been to New Hampshire, but ThorSport has been pretty good there in the past, so we have a good notebook to work from and I can always lean on my teammates, Matt (Crafton) and Johnny (Sauter) for advice because they’ve logged a lot of laps around the place. One thing I like to do, especially at a track I’ve never been to, is watch tape from the previous race. It really helps me visualize the track and where the trucks are running on the track, and get a good feel of how the race played out. I think there are less than 10 drivers entered that have ever run there so I don’t feel like we will be too far behind when we unload.”

 

Jeb Burton 2014:

  • Following a fifth-place finish in the Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Burton remains 10th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 101 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton
  • Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet (9/13/2014)
  • Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/2014)
  • In 15 starts, Burton has one top-five and five top-10 finishes
  • Has completed 2191 of 2262 laps attempted (96.9%)
  • Has led seven laps (Eldora)
  • Average start: 10.3
  • Average finish: 13.5
  • Second full-time season in the NCWTS
  • According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
    • Ninth in Average Running Position (12.953)
    • 10th in Driver Rating (78.8)
    • 10th in Laps in the Top 15 (1310)

 

Burton’s Career Truck Series Stats:

  • 42 starts
  • One win (Texas, June, 2013)
  • Six top-five finishes
  • 17 top-10 finishes
  • Seven poles
  • 6294 laps completed
  • 296 laps led
  • Average start: 9.3
  • Average finish: 12.8

 

Estes Delivers:

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 two locations in Massachusetts; Billerica, and Methuen – 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

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.