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Jeff Burton

American racecar driver Jeff Burton was born on June 29, 1967, in South Boston, Va. He began driving in races in the Busch Series in 1988 in a car owned by his father John Burton. He competed the full season in the following year. In 1994, in the Winston Cup Series, he reached 14th place before dropping to 24th after being disqualified at the Miller Genuine Draft 400 for illegal holes drilled on the roll cage, a safety violation. From 1997 to 2000, he never finished lower than fifth in the points standings and had 15 wins. In 1999, he had a career-high and series leading six races. In 2002 and 2003, he failed to win a race. In 2006, he finally broke his four-year long winless streak in any s... Show more »
American racecar driver Jeff Burton was born on June 29, 1967, in South Boston, Va. He began driving in races in the Busch Series in 1988 in a car owned by his father John Burton. He competed the full season in the following year. In 1994, in the Winston Cup Series, he reached 14th place before dropping to 24th after being disqualified at the Miller Genuine Draft 400 for illegal holes drilled on the roll cage, a safety violation. From 1997 to 2000, he never finished lower than fifth in the points standings and had 15 wins. In 1999, he had a career-high and series leading six races. In 2002 and 2003, he failed to win a race. In 2006, he finally broke his four-year long winless streak in any series by winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway. In 2007, he won the Samsung 500, making him the first driver with multiple wins at Texas Motor Speedway. He won the 2008 Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, his first multiple win season since 2001. « Show less

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  • Jim Utter: This first-time NASCAR Hall of Fame voter will celebrate history, common ground

    After nearly 15 years of covering NASCAR, it's pretty cool to be on the same level as NASCAR veteran Jeff Burton and reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick.
  • Mark Story: Ben Rhodes missing his high school graduation to race for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    When the Louisville Holy Cross High School Class of 2015 receives its diplomas Friday night, Ben Rhodes will miss his graduation ceremony. Rhodes, 18, will be in Newton, Iowa, preparing to make his debut driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the NASCAR...

    Tony Stewart to sit out again amid crash probe

    Tony Stewart to sit out again amid crash probe
    NEW YORK -- NASCAR star Tony Stewart will sit out of an upcoming Michigan event, his team said Thursday, just five days after he fatally struck a competing racer at a low-stakes New York dirt track race. Stewart's team, Stewart-Haas Racing, said in a...

    Jeff Gordon fends off Joey Logano to win NASCAR race at Michigan

    Jeff Gordon fends off Joey Logano to win NASCAR race at Michigan
    Jeff Gordon outdueled Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. It was the third victory of the season for Gordon, who's seeking his fifth Cup championship. Gordon started from the pole position...

    Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire

    Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski dominated the Camping World RV 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after taking the lead on lap 90 and leading 138 laps. Keselowski survived a...