Jeb Burton had to rely on provisionals to make his first two starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. He rolled off the grid 40th at Atlanta and 41st at Vegas en route to 35th- and 40th-place results respectively.
Jeb Burton hopes to make his first start on a restrictor-plate, superspeedway in the Cup series. He failed to race his way into the Daytona 500 earlier this season and expects Talladega SuperSpeedway to provide that experience.
Jeb Burton will get to race in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway but he will do so in the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing and not his usual No. 26 Toyota.
Jeb Burton was running at the end of five consecutive races from the Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta through the STP 500 at Martinsville. He failed to qualify in his next attempt and failed to finish last week at Bristol due to an accident. His Toyota Owners 400 will be a qualified success if he is running at the end of the show.
Jeb Burton failed to qualify at Texas for the first time all season in a race with standard procedures. (He also failed to advance from the Daytona 500 heat races.)
Jeb Burton is coming off his career-best finish of 29th at Martinsville last week and hopes he can continuum to post top-30 results as the NASCAR Sprint Cup series heads to Texas.
Jeb Burton has been running at the end of every race he started this season. He failed to make the show at Daytona and sustained crash damage at Vegas, but every other race has been incident free.
Jeb Burton has made six starts in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville and has had some success on that track. He won the pole in spring 2013 and finished third. When he returned in the fall, he swept the top five by finishing third again.
Jeb Burton has started three races this season and he improved over his qualification attempt each time. His greatest advance in race trim came at Phoenix when he rolled off the grid 41st and finished 34th.
Jeb Burton will continue to gain seat time in the No. 26 BK Racing entry. He will make his fourth attempt of the season at Phoenix this weekend.
Last week Jeb Burton ran 316 of the 325 laps that make up the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. He finished only 35th in his debut, but he gained valuable track time.
Jeb Burton is still looking to make his first Cup start, but that does not mean he lacks experience on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. So far in his career, he has made 16 Camping World Truck Series and two XFINITY starts on this track type.
For Jeb Burton, the Daytona 500 will be a trial by fire of sorts. It is his inaugural Cup start after running only five previous races on restrictor-plate, superspeedways in other series.
Less than two weeks after he was released from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride by ThorSport Racing, Jeb Burton confirmed to NBCSports.com Sunday afternoon that he has accepted an offer to drive the No. 26 Toyota Camry for BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.