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NCWTS: BURTON HOPING HIS WINNING LEGACY AT TEXAS CONTINUES

Sandusky, Ohio (Oct. 28, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra is hoping his winning legacy at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth will carry over for Fridaynight’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) WinStar World Casino and Resort 350K. In 2012, Burton tamed the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track, turning his 12th career NCWTS start into his first series win (June, 2013). The Halifax, Va. native returned to the track in the fall of 2013 to earn his seventh career NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Award.

 

Entering the 20th race on the 2014 NCWTS schedule, Burton is ninth in points, three markers out of eighth with one top-five and six top-10 finishes. In a season that started out with challenges, something every new team faces, Burton can’t think of a better place to get back to victory lane than the site of his first series win.

 

Sounding Off – Jeb Burton:

” It’s a special feeling to come back to Texas, it’s been a good track for me and hopefully we can carry some of the momentum we’ve been building on this season and maybe get another win this weekend.”
Burton’s Lone Star State Stats:

  • Three starts since 2013
  • One win (June, 2013)
  • One pole (June, 2014)
  • One top-five finish
  • 25 laps led
  • Average start: 5.0
  • Average finish: 13.0
  • 473 of 481 laps completed (98.3%)
  • According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
    • Fifth in Average Running Position (7.146)
    • Eighth in Driver Rating (96.8)

Burton’s Texas Motor Speedway NCWTS Performance Profile:

 

Date

Started

Finished

Laps

Status

Led

June, 2013

3

1

167/167

Running

25

November, 2013

1

26

140/147

Out of Fuel

0

June, 2014

11

12

166/167

Running

0

 

Jeb Burton 2014:

  • Following a 12th-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Burton remains ninth in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, 129 markers behind leader and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton
  • Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. (9/13/14)
  • Recorded a season-best second-place start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (7/23/14)
  • In 19 starts, Burton has one top-five and six top-10 finishes
  • Has completed 2807 of 2878 laps attempted (97.5%)
  • Has led seven laps (Eldora)
  • Average start: 10.1
  • Average finish: 13.2
  • Second full-time season in the NCWTS
  • According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Burton ranks:
    • 10th in Average Running Position (12.740)
    • 10th in Driver Rating (79.4)
    • 10th in Laps in the Top 15 (1757)

Burton’s Career Truck Series Starts:

  • 46 starts since 2012
  • One win (Texas Motor Speedway, 2013)
  • Six top-five finishes
  • 18 top-10 finishes
  • Seven poles
  • 6910 laps completed
  • 296 laps led
  • Average start: 9.3
  • Average finish: 12.7

 

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 towww.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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