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Michael Waltrip Racing | Jeff Burton to return in June

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.

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Joe Gibbs Racing | Matt Kenseth to use standby drivers

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Ryan Newman to join team

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton won't return

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton has surgery

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Runner-up finish for Jeff Burton

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Drew Blickensderfer named crew chief

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Drew Blickensderfer to join team

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.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton has new crew chief

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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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 16th at Richmond

Mon, 02 May 2011 08:59:29 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 16th in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton signs extension

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:40:57 -0700

Richard Childress Racing has signed driver Jeff Burton to an undisclosed multi-year contract extension, according to The Associated Press. Caterpillar has also been renewed as a sponsor of the No. 31 Chevrolet.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 16th at Talladega

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:16:34 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 16th in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 11th at Texas

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:08:08 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 11th in the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 9, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 24th at Martinsville

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:18:35 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 24th in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 15th at Bristol

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:14:14 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 20th at Bristol

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:15:16 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 20th in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 21st at Las Vegas

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:01:16 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 21st in the Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 6, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 26th at Phoenix

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:31:13 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 26th in the Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Feb. 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 36th at Daytona

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:22:48 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 36th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton to start fourth at Daytona

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:18:50 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton will start fourth in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 31st at Homestead-Miami

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:54:28 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 31st in the Sprint Cup Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, Nov. 21, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 19th at Phoenix

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:27:48 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 19th in the Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 14, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 36th at Texas

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:11:33 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 36th in the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 7, according to NASCAR.com.

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NASCAR | Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton get in scuffle

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:13:55 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon and Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton had a physical confrontation after the two crashed in the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 7, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. "He said the sun got into his eyes. Then we got down into (Turn) 1 and I just drove up next to him to show him my displeasure of what went on and he just flat out wrecked us. He wrecked himself. It was pretty stupid," Gordon said. Gordon shoved Burton when the two met on the track after the crash.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 41st at Talladega

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:56:10 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 41st in the Sprint Cup Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 31, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes ninth at Martinsville

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:17:32 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished ninth in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 24, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 20th at Charlotte

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:35:14 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 20th in the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 16, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 23rd in California

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:52:42 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 23rd in the Sprint Cup Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday, Oct. 10, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 18th at Kansas

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:53:14 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 18th in the Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes second at Dover

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:16:42 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 15th at New Hampshire

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:47:58 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 19, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton 10th in Cup standings

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:54:43 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton is 10th in the Sprint Cup standings heading into the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup this weekend, according to ESPN.com. He is 60 points behind the leader.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 13th at Richmond

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:34:52 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 13th in the Sprint Cup Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 11, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes fourth at Atlanta

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:24:41 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished fourth in the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 5, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 16th at Bristol

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:39:04 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 16th in the Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, Aug. 21, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 24th at Michigan

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:37:11 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 24th in the Sprint Cup Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 15, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes ninth at Watkins Glen

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:11:28 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished ninth in the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International Sunday, Aug. 8, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes eighth at Pocono

Mon, 02 Aug 2010 07:38:03 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished eighth in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday, Aug. 1, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton to start eighth at Pocono

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:39:44 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton will start eighth in the Sprint Cup Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday, Aug. 1, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes sixth in Brickyard 400

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:23:24 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished sixth in the Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 25, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes seventh at Chicagoland

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 07:32:09 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished seventh in the Sprint Cup LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday, July 10, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes fifth at Daytona

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:16:40 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished fifth in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 3, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 12th at New Hampshire

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:07:24 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 12th in the Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, June 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton upset with rough driving at Infineon

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 06:35:23 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton voiced his displeasure with the rough racing at Infineon Raceway last weekend, according to ESPN.com's Terry Blount. "I thought last week was horrendous," Burton said. "The lack of respect from driver to driver was completely unacceptable. If our sport becomes that, we need to change the name from racing to demolition cars because that wasn't racing."

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes 27th at Infineon

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 07:37:45 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished 27th in the Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway Sunday, June 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton to make 500th straight start at Infineon

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 16:02:54 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton will make his 500th straight Sprint Cup Series start in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway Sunday, June 20, according to NASCAR.com. Burton has 562 career Cup starts.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes eighth at Michigan

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 07:39:52 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished eighth in the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, June 13, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton to start fifth at Michigan

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:15:29 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton will start fifth in the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, June 13, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Jeff Burton finishes seventh at Pocono

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 08:03:37 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton finished seventh in the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway Sunday, June 6, according to NASCAR.com.

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NASCAR | Drivers encouraged by tire test at Watkins Glen

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 06:40:00 -0700

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers were encouraged by a recent tire test at Watkins Glen International this week, according to The Associated Press. Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton and JTG Daugherty Racing driver Marcos Ambrose were the drivers who tested tires. "I'm certainly happy to see the improvements that they've made," Gordon said. "There are a lot more runoff areas that I think are really good improvements."

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