BK Racing announced on Monday, February 9th at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that Jeb Burton will run the full 2015 Sprint Cup Series season behind the wheel of the No. 26 Toyota Camry.
“We are very lucky to have a great, young talented driver like Jeb Burton in one of our NASCAR Sprint Cup cars,” BK Racing Co-owner Anthony Marlowe said. It was important for us to find full-time anchor drivers for this season that are experienced and team-oriented. Jeb’s success in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with his family’s history in the sport makes his emergence into Cup a great story. The story, which also includes having a strong shot at winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2015, has already proven to be very marketable. I look forward to seeing Jeb behind the wheel of the No. 26 Toyota Camry very soon. I think he is going to do great in the Daytona 500.”
The son of Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton will be competing for Rookie of the Years and enters the year with no Cup starts under his belt. He has ran a coupel of seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a win at Texas Motor Speedway, seven top-fives and 19 top-10s.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity that BK Racing has given me,” Burton commented. “It has been a dream of mine to race in the Daytona 500 ever since I was 9 years old and I stood with my Dad in victory lane. I remember thinking to myself then in 2002, I would like to win the 500 one day. Now I have a chance at making that dream come true. I am looking forward to making the 500, providing the best possible finish I can by running and racing hard every lap this season. I also look forward to competing for the 2015 title of Rookie of the Year. Each week, I will be concentrating on finishing on the lead lap and learning as much as possible.”
This season marks BK Racing’s second year in the Sprint Cup Series after running drivers Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex and Cole Whitt last year.