By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
Entering the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Jeb Burton hopes to continue his momentum heading into his 100th career NASCAR start. Burton is coming off his first career top five in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as he returns to the site of his first career Top 10. After avoiding ‘The Big One’ at Daytona International Speedway, he finished fourth in the No. 24 Estes Express Lines Toyota Camry for JGL Racing.
In his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2013, Burton started 13th and finished eighth at the 1.5-mile track in Sparta, Kentucky. Burton also has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, including a ninth-place finish in 2013. He competed in one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky in 2015.
Burton is excited to run back-to-back races for just the second time this season,
“I am excited to get back to the track this weekend after a great finish last week in Daytona which has given us some momentum. I finished eighth in my first ever XFINITY Series start which was at Kentucky Speedway. I always ran good at Kentucky before the repave and hope that this is another good weekend for our No. 24 Estes Express Lines Toyota.”
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Burton has 19 starts with one top five and three Top 10s. Kentucky will mark his 20th Xfinity Series start since his debut in 2013. It also marks his 100th career start in NASCAR’s three National Series.
Burton has 50 career starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with one victory, seven top fives, 19 Top 10s, and seven pole positions. He also has 30 career starts in NASCAR’s Premier Series.
Now Burton and the entire No. 24 JGL Racing team will look to build on their momentum from Daytona and improve Burton’s best finish at Kentucky.