Jeb Burton Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent JR Motorsports driver Jeb Burton had a career day in the Indiana 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the final restart, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver pushed Kyle Busch out front. However, Burton had his JRM teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson on his outside. As Busch and Allgaier left him behind, the No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet Camaro SS battled Gragson. With the draft being key, Gragson moved by his teammate with some help from Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Brandon Jones. TheRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It was more of the same for Kyle Busch in Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but “more of the same” was anything but easy. Busch held off Justin Allgaier by .132 seconds during a five-lap run to the finish at the 2.5-mile track, but only after a hard crash that took out frontrunners Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick with seven laps left. With a strong short-run car, combined with his unquestioned prowess on restarts, BuschRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a week that started with Justin Haley’s remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – “Three” was the magic number in Saturday’s LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway, and that was just fine with Tyler Reddick. The NASCAR Xfinity Series leader—one of the so-called “Big Three” in the series this year—saved enough fuel over the closing 44-lap green-flag run to win for the third time this season, matching fellow Big Three members Christopher Bell and Cole Custer for most so far this year. After Custer and Bell pitted for fuel from the top two positionsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH. Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. InRead More

Posted On March 30, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Kyle Busch Grabs Xfinity Series Win at Texas

By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300. While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the second race at Martinsville Speedway in a row, Halifax, VA native Jeb Burton will compete with Rick Ware Racing. Burton will drive the No. 52 Muzzy Bowfishing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500. The last time Burton competed for Ware at Martinsville he started 39th, and finished 33rd. The 26-year-old driver has three starts at his hometrack with a best finish of 27th in the 2015 Playoff race. Burton also has seven NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series startsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will have some familiar faces in different car numbers at JR Motorsports. The team will no longer use the No. 5, instead, bringing the iconic No. 8, once driven by team co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in house. At least five drivers will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro SS throughout the season. Jeb Burton, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, and Ryan Truex will each drive the iconic number associated with Earnhardt. Smith had previously been announced to driverRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For just the second time in his NASCAR career, Jeb Burton will be pulling double duty. The Virginia-native will drive the No. 51 JACOB Companies Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Rick Ware Racing at Martinsville Speedway. Earlier this week, it was announced that he would compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for On Point Motorsports. The First Data 500 will mark the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start for Burton since Pocono in 2016. The 26-year-old has 30 starts in NASCAR’s PremierRead More
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 trackRead More