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Jeb Burton |

Team: BK Racing-26
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/6/1992

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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.
Burton needed a provisional to start that race and was forced to use the same avenue to make the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race. He failed to qualify at Texas Motor Speedway, and finally made the show on time last week at Kansas Speedway. Unfortunately, he broke a rear gear and finished 42nd in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400. May 21 - 12:38 PM

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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.

In those two races, Burton failed to finish on the same lap as the leaders, but he completed 96 percent of the circuits and was running at the end of each. The only way a driver can improve is to log track time.
May 5 - 3:42 PM

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.

Burton has failed to qualify for two other races under the new multi-round procedure and it remains to be seen just how well he runs in the single-car format. If he makes the race, it is likely that his lack of experience will make him a difficult choice for fantasy owners.
Apr 28 - 5:36 PM

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.

The team announced via its Twitter handle that Burton, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate who failed to qualify on Friday for the 43-car field at Richmond, would instead be piloting the No. 23 Toyota in place of J.J. Yeley. Yeley was slated to start 39th in the race. Because this is a driver change, Burton will have to start at the rear. Burton failed to qualify Friday but has a sponsor this weekend, so he will move into that car for this race. Yeley will be back in the No. 23 car next weekend at Talladega
Apr 25 - 3:45 PM

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.

The only way for rookies to improve is to get seat time and that happens by taking care of their equipment. Burton has one top-30 at Martinsville—another minimally-banked course like Richmond—but it will take several weeks before fantasy owners are confident in starting him.
Apr 23 - 10:30 AM

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.)

He made the show at Martinsville on time, so he should be able to rebound on the short track of Bristol. In the races he made, he has been running at the checkers each time and could be a solid value for the Food City 500.
Apr 14 - 9:44 PM

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.

A more likely outcome is a result in the mid- to high-30s. Burton finished 35th at Atlanta and was 40th at Vegas in his two 1.5-mile races. He finished 39th on the two-mile Auto Club Speedway to add another result in that same range.
Apr 7 - 9:40 PM

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.

Burton was five laps off the pace at Martinsville in the STP 500 en route to a 29th-place finish, which gave him a lot of track time. That is the only way rookies can improve.
Apr 2 - 11:25 AM

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.

Skills are not immediately transferable from trucks to cars, but Burton at least has a comfort level that drivers who spent the majority of their formative races in the XFINITY series lack.
Mar 25 - 11:27 AM

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.

The only way for rookies to improve is to get seat time and that is what Burton is doing. He has been running at the end of every race he started, although he is still seeking his first lead lap finish.
Mar 18 - 10:39 AM

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.

Burton failed to advance from the qualification races at Daytona and finished 35th at Atlanta. Last week might have been in the mid-30s as well if not for contact from Jeff Gordon, so he is still seeking his first top-30. It will take a little while to get comfortable at this level of competition.
Mar 11 - 3:31 PM

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.

Burton has run strong enough in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series to make him of interest to fantasy players, but it is going to take some time before he is a starter in the Cup series.
Mar 5 - 11:20 AM

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.

Burton’s last three results in the Truck series last year ended with a fifth at Chicagoland, an eighth at Las Vegas, and a second at Texas. He also has a victory at Texas in spring 2013, and it was this success that undoubtedly got him noticed for the No. 26 ride. The competition level increases exponentially at the Cup level, but he should be able to make the show and some noise at Atlanta.
Feb 25 - 9:45 AM

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.

Burton finished fifth in his first Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona in 2013 and has one other top-10 in four Truck plate starts. He finished 29th with crash damage in last year’s ARCA Lucas Oil 200. Not many rookies get to count Daytona as their first track and fantasy owners should be prepared for him to be a little conservative.
Feb 17 - 9:49 AM

Less than two weeks after he was released from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride by ThorSport Racing, Jeb Burton confirmed to Sunday afternoon that he has accepted an offer to drive the No. 26 Toyota Camry for BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

An announcement will be made Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Instead of entering his second season with ThorSport Racing, Burton was released from his Truck ride on Jan. 28 when an agreement could not be reached on a new sponsorship deal for this season. The first Sprint Cup practice session Burton will participate is this Saturday. Jeb Burton is the son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and nephew of former driver and now NBC NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 8 - 7:44 PM