Jeb Burton Will Race At Martinsville
SANDUSKY, Ohio – ThorSport Racing will field a No. 13 Toyota Tundra for Jeb Burton in the March 29 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Martinsville is the home track for Burton, a native of Halifax, Va., and was the site a year ago of his first career Keystone Light Pole Award in the Truck Series. Burton, 21, won seven poles in 2013 and the season-long NCWTS Pole Award.
ThorSport hired Burton last month to drive at Speedweeks 2014 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. In his 28th career Truck Series start, Burton had an impressive seventh-place finish in his debut run in a ThorSport Tundra but the team is still seeking sponsorship to continue the season with Burton.
“We were really impressed with Jeb, his ability to mesh with the team and the way he worked his way through that first race and had a respectable finish, which isn’t easy at Daytona,” ThorSport team manager David Pepper said. “We hope we can continue to build on the excitement Jeb and our team created at Daytona because we really need to get more support to continue racing this Tundra.
“At this point, we know Jeb will be driving our No. 13 Toyota and crew chief Dennis Connor will be leading his team. We’re working extra-hard to get something to put on the side of that truck.”