Jeb Burton needs track time and he should get plenty at Pocono Raceway. Only 43 cars are entered the week, which means no one will go home from the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 and the No. 26 does not need to worry about qualification.
Jeb Burton has been running at the end of a Cup race only once in his last six attempts. That came at Richmond International Raceway in April when he finished 38th in teammate JJ Yeley’s car.
Jeb Burton has had a difficult time this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He attempted to qualify for all four races with a best of 35th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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.