Harrison Burton Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer They say there’s a first time for everything, and for the first time, Harrison Burton has earned a top-five finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. One year ago, this weekend, Burton made his debut at Martinsville Speedway, and now he has scored his career-best finish, fourth, at ‘The Paperclip.’ Today’s race also marked the first time that he competed in the same race as his cousin, Jeb Burton, in their career. Harrison Burton slowly climbed his way up through the field in theRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blowing around two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton after a restart with 10 laps left, 19-year-old Noah Gragson scored his first victory in Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender frustrated Playoff competitors Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who finished second and third behind him. After talking the checkered flag, Gragson parked his No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota near the flag stand and climbed to the top of the frontstretch catchfence in celebration. AfterRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Harrison Burton. Burton is a 16-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver that drives the No. 51 DEX Imaging Toyota Tundra. Burton competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series in the No. 8 Dex Imaging Toyota Camry for MDM Motorsports where he currently leads the standings by 22 points over Todd Gilliland. He also competes part-time in the No. 28 Dex Imaging Toyota Camry in theRead More
By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — With six laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek made his bold, last-gasp move. Again. Nemechek, who charged to a Father’s Day win for his dad, Joe, last week at Gateway Motorsports Park, reprised his stirring comeback role in Friday’s pulse-pounding NASCAR Camping World Series M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway. “Every one of these guys who works on this team, this is awesome,” said John Hunter Nemechek, who passed Johnny Sauter on the high-side with six circuitsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time that Harrison Burton competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he finished in 13th at Dover International Speedway after an untimely caution trapped him and much of the field one or more laps down. Now Burton will head to Iowa Speedway for the M&M’s 200, his third of six scheduled Truck Series races with Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2017 season. 16-year-old Burton will pilot the No. 51 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra. The No. 51 Tundra has visited victory twice thisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Martinsville Speedway in recent years has welcomed many drivers looking to make their debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions will be no different as at least six drivers plan to attempt their debut. One of those drivers is 16-year-old Harrison Burton. Harrison Burton is the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton. Harrison Burton will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 DEX Imaging Toyota TundraRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch took home the victory in, beating John Hunter Nemechek by just under half a second. The last time a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular won at Martinsville was Matt Crafton in the 2015 fall race. Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton, and Timothy Peters are the only former winners in the field this weekend. Chase Elliott and Cole Whitt are the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in Saturday’s race. Truck SeriesRead More