By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Jeb Burton will drive for On Point Motorsports in the Texas Roadhouse 200 as he attempts to capture a victory at his hometrack. The Halifax, VA native will be just the third driver to climb behind the wheel of the teams’ No. 30 Toyota Tundra.
Burton will have SparrowRanch.org and Strutmasters.com as the primary sponsors of his Toyota Tundra.
Burton made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway in 2012. He earned his first career pole and top-five finish at the track nicknamed ‘The Paperclip.’ In six starts at the 0.526-mile track, Burton has a best finish of third (twice).
“We are looking forward to Jeb piloting our No. 30 Toyota Tundra at the legendary Martinsville Speedway,” stated Steven Lane, manager of On Point Motorsports. “Jeb has had some strong runs at Martinsville and his Virginia roots make it the ideal place for us to showcase what we can do as a young organization.
“Additionally, it is awesome to have Strutmasters.com back on the truck again this week after we gave them a strong run at Talladega.”
Burton competed in the 2017 running of the Texas Roadhouse 200 for Young’s Motorsports. He had been running inside the top-15 before retiring after a rear gear failure with 26 laps remaining.
“It is always exciting for me to race at my home track of Martinsville Speedway,” stated Burton. “I have always run good there and have had good success in the Truck Series at the track. I like running with a smaller new team like On Point Motorsports and focus on going out there and showing everyone what we can do.
“On Point Motorsports has been impressive in their first couple races and we look forward to being even more impressive at Martinsville.”
The Saturday, October 27 race will also mark just the second time in which Jeb Burton will compete in a Truck Series race with his cousin, Harrison Burton. Last year, Harrison bested his older cousin, finishing the race in fourth.