Jeff Burton, Richard Childress Racing
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:16:50 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing driver Jeff Burton will start 30th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 13.
Fantasy Tip: Burton is running a limited schedule this season, but he is big-time fantasy sleeper Sunday. He has 38 career starts at NHMS, and he has won four times, most among all active drivers. He also has nine Top 5 finishes, 15 Top 10s and 32 Top 20 finishes with a 13.4 Average Finish Position.
Mon, 26 May 2014 18:37:28 -0700
Michael Waltrip Racing will have driver Jeff Burton running a limited schedule. He will drive for a test Tuesday, May 27, at Pocono Raceway, and his first Sprint Cup Series event in an MWR car will be June 15 at the Michigan International Speedway. Burton has already made one start this season for MWR, and he placed 17th in that event in March back at Las Vegas. "I've really enjoyed the situation I'm in, I really have. When (NBC executive producer) Sam Flood and I first sat down and talked, one of the things that he was me was, 'Are you going to be ready to do this?' I told him I was, and I thought I was, but to be absolutely honest, how do you really know? It's all I've ever done, and it's been such a huge part of my life," Burton said.
Fantasy Tip: Burton will be a nice play for savvy fantasy owners in pools which allow limited starts for drivers. Since Burton is running a limited schedule, there is no worry about exceeding his starts. He is a sleeper at Michigan, and a guy you need to remember when the circuit stops in the Irish Hills.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:27:22 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth plans to use standby drivers for the Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway next weekend as he awaits the birth of his third child. Driver Sam Hornish Jr. will be on standby for the Nationwide Series race, and driver Jeff Burton will be on standby in the Cup race.
Fantasy Tip: Kenseth is an extremely risky lineup addition next week unless the baby is born before the race.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:02:32 -0700
Richard Childress Racing announced Monday, Sept. 9, that Ryan Newman will replace Jeff Burton on the team in 2014, driving the No. 31 car next season. "Our conversations matured over time. After Loudon (July 14) when I was told what I wasn't going to be doing, the conversations intensified," Newman said.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:03:49 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton will not return to the team for the 2014 Sprint Cup season, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 4. Rumors are that Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman is a candidate to replace Burton in the No. 31 car next season. A report suggested that Burton could move to Swan Racing and drive the No. 30 car.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:13:18 -0800
Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton (wrist) underwent surgery on his wrist to alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Burton finished in 19th place in the Sprint Cup finale last weekend and ended the season 19th in the Cup standings. Burton will be ready to rest his car next month and won't miss any time after the surgery.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:45:26 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton managed to avoid a last-lap wreck and finish in second place behind Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart Saturday, July 7, at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. It was Burton's best finish of the season.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:50:59 -0800
Updating a previous item, Richard Childress Racing crew chief Drew Blickensderfer has officially been named the crew chief for driver Jeff Burton starting next season. Blickensderfer was previously serving as the crew chief for driver David Ragan.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:43:38 -0800
Roush Fenway Racing crew chief Drew Blickensderfer, the crew chief for driver David Ragan, is expected to leave the team to serve as the crew chief for Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton starting next season. RFR has no plans to run Ragan's team in the 2012 Sprint Cup season.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:34:08 -0700
Richard Childress Racing has named Luke Lambert as their interim crew chief for driver Jeff Burton and the No. 31 car, replacing crew chief Todd Berrier. Lambert will be working as a Sprint Cup crew chief for the first time. Berrier will remain under contract with the team, but it is unclear what role he will serve in.
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