Friday, 23 November 2012 11:06
Turner Motorsports announced Wednesday the signing of a two-year contract with rising star Jeb Burton to drive full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a part-time Nationwide schedule for the 2013 and 2014 racing seasons.
The 20-year-old Virginia native made his Truck Series debut in the Kroger 250 last March at Martinsville Speedway where he finished 13th, on the lead lap. Burton also made starts at Rockingham, Kansas, Charlotte and Dover in 2012, with a best result of eighth in the Charlotte race.
"I'm really proud that I can race for Turner Motorsports over the next two years," said Burton, the son of former Sprint Cup driver Ward Burton. "This team has had so much success, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to work with such a quality team."
Team owner Steve Turner is equally enthusiastic to have Burton on board.
"I'm really excited that we will have Jeb under the Turner Motorsports umbrella,” Turner said in a media release. “Everyone at Turner Motorsports feels he has the skills to be successful in NASCAR and we are eager to welcome him to our team."
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