Jeb Burton is starting to get a little more interesting on short, flat tracks. The Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway will be his eighth attempt on this track type and his most recent effort ended in a 27th at Martinsville Speedway.
Jeb Burton, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year candidate, will climb behind the wheel of the JR Motorsports (JRM) No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 6.
Jeb Burton’s failure to qualify last week at Talladega was the first time in eight weeks that he was not in a Sprint Cup race. His previous seven starts came as the result of an owner’s provisional.
If Jeb Burton qualifies for the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, it will be his second restrictor-plate, superspeedway race. He started 40th this July in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway and finished 36th.
Jeb Burton may face his toughest challenge in the NASCAR Cup series as he attempts to qualify for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. To comfortably make the field, he needs to qualify among the top 36, but he was only 44th in the first practice session.
Three drivers failed to find enough speed to make Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. They were Travis Kvapil, Jeb Burton, and Reed Sorenson.
Jeb Burton spun off turn three at Pocono in the first few minutes of final practice for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono. His car was destroyed and he will have to go to a backup.
Jeb Burton has qualified for four flat track races this year and he finished better than he started in each race. His greatest improvement on this track type has been seven positions—most recently at Pocono Raceway in June.
With a larger than normal entry list of 46 cars this week, simply making the race could be a challenge for Jeb Burton at Kentucky Speedway. He has failed to qualify for three of five races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year.
Jeb Burton failed to qualify at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coke 600, but that seems to have galvanized the team. He made the next show at Dover International Speedway on time before finishing 30th; last week he took a provisional to start 40th, but advanced to 33rd at the end.
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.