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Jeff Burton

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Birthdate:  June 29, 1967
Hometown:  South Boston, Virginia, USA

A NASCAR driver.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Jeff Burton page on 19 May 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Jeffrey Tyler Burton (born June 29, 1967), nicknamed "The Mayor", is an American former stock car racing driver and current racing commentator. He scored 21 career victories in the Sprint Cup Series, including two Coca-Cola 600s in 1999 and 2001 and the 1999 Southern 500. He currently serves as a color commentator for NBC Sports, having joined them upon their return to their coverage of NASCAR. His son Harrison Burton currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His brother Ward Burton and his nephew Jeb Burton have also competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Burton began driving a handful of races in the Busch Series in 1988 in car number 69 owned by his father John Burton. He competed in the full season for Busch Series Rookie of the Year in 1989 in the No. 12 Burton Autosports Pontiac In 1990, he drove the No. 12 Armour Lower Salt Bacon Buick for Sam Ard, where he won his first career race. He moved to J&J Racing's No. 99 Armour / Food Lion-sponsored Chevrolet in 1991 for one year before moving on to FILMAR Racing owned by Filbert Martocci where he would drive an Oldsmobile sponsored by TIC Financial Systems in 1992, and a Ford sponsored by Baby Ruth in 1993. Burton would later make his first Winston Cup start in 1993 in car No. 0 owned by Martocci.

Burton ran his first Winston Cup race in 1993 in the No. 0 TIC Financial Ford Thunderbird for Fil Martocci.


Photographs

Jeff Burton at the 1997 Pocono 500 1997 Pocono 500
One of the great drivers of the current group. One of the cleanest also.
Photo by Mike Traverse
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Jeff Burton U.S. Navy photo by Brien Aho
December 10, 2003
NASCAR driver Jeff Burton signed autographs on the mess decks aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) and met with many of the crew during a two-day visit to the Norfolk, Va. based nuclear aircraft carrier. George Washington is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their upcoming six-month deployment.
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NASCAR'S Burton Visits GW
Jeff Burton U.S. Navy photo by Brien Aho
December 10, 2003
NASCAR driver Jeff Burton talks with Captain Martin J. Erdossy, Commanding Officer, USS George Washington (CVN 73) on the flag bridge, during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier. Burton signed autographs and met with many of the crew during his two-day visit. George Washington is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their upcoming six-month deployment.
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NASCAR'S Burton Visits GW
Jeff Burton Nicorette 300 Victory Lane U.S. Army photo by William Thurmond
Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon and NASCAR driver Jeff Burton hold the victory trophy from the Nicorette 300, Busch Series NASCAR race. The win was the first victory for team Coast Guard during 2006.
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2009 Coca-Cola 600 - Jeff Burton 2009 Coca-Cola 600
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Jeff Burton at the 2012 Daytona 500 2012 Daytona 500

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2012 Kobalt Tools 400 - Jeff Burton 2012 Kobalt Tools 400
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Collector Card - 1992 Maxx 57Jeff BurtonChevrolet
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC30Jeff Burton#99 Exide Batteries Ford Thunderbird
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC79Screamin' Steel: Jeff Burton Exide#99 Exide Batteries Ford Thunderbird
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC112Changin' Gears: Jeff Burton#99 Exide Batteries Ford Thunderbird
Collector Card - 1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC147Role Models: Jeff Burton (Cale Yarborough)
Model Kit - AMT 8191Raybestos Thunderbird1:25 scale, #8 Jeff Burton


Article Index

IssueArticleAuthor
18 January 2003NASCAR Winston Cup PreviewJeff Burton
23 January 2004NASCAR'S Burton Visits GWJennifer Crowell
9 November 2004NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
Kurt Busch
10 May 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
11 January 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
11 July 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
5 September 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
Kasey Kahne
9 September 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Jeff Burton
Kyle Busch
Jeff Gordon
Kevin Harvick
Kasey Kahne
14 October 2006NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Bank of America 500Jeff Burton
Jimmie Johnson
31 October 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
18 February 2007NASCAR Nextel Cup Series: Daytona 500Todd Berrier
Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
Kevin Harvick
Mark Martin
David Ragan
28 February 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
7 June 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
30 October 2007NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
17 November 2007NASCAR Busch Series: Ford 300Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
Pat Smith
Scott Wimmer
14 January 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
16 March 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
Scott Miller
30 March 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Goody's Cool Orange 500Jeff Burton
Jeff Gordon
7 September 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Chevy Rock & Roll 400Greg Biffle
Jeff Burton
Carl Edwards
16 September 2008NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
11 October 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
Scott Miller
16 January 2009NASCAR Preseason Fan FestivalJeff Burton
1 March 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Shelby 427Clint Bowyer
Jeff Burton
14 April 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
2 May 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400Jeff Burton
Tony Stewart
15 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by PennzoilJeff Burton
21 November 2009NASCAR Nationwide Series: Ford 300Justin Allgaier
Jeff Burton
Carl Edwards
22 November 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Ford 400Jeff Burton
Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
21 February 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500Jeff Burton
Kevin Harvick
13 April 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
16 May 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & MilkshakesJeff Burton
11 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400Jeff Burton
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
26 September 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: AAA 400Jeff Burton
Joey Logano
16 December 2010NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
Kurt Busch
Joie Chitwood III
Bobby Labonte
Jamie McMurray
Robin Pemberton
Greg Stucker
17 February 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gatorade Duel 2Todd Berrier
Jeff Burton
Richard Childress
12 April 2011NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton
23 October 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Good Sam Club 500Dave Blaney
Jeff Burton
Carl Edwards
7 July 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-ColaJeff Burton
Matt Kenseth
14 July 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Camping World RV Sales 301Jeff Burton
4 September 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceJeff Burton


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