By Dominic Aragon
August 12, 2016
Second-generation NASCAR driver Jeb Burton, son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, is not set to make additional Sprint Cup Series starts in 2016 at this time.
However, the Halifax, Virginia native has at least one more start in the second-tier XFINITY Series this season.
“I don’t have any more Cup stuff planned,” Burton said. “I’m going to do some XFINITY stuff with Biagi-DenBeste Racing at Richmond with Estes.”
Burton has competed in two Sprint Cup races this year with a best finish of 29th. He made both starts at Pocono Raceway driving the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Archie St. Hilaire’s Go Fas Racing.
Mason St. Hilaire, general manager for the team, discussed the likelihood of bringing Burton back to drive the car this season.
“We have only a couple more races open this year,” St. Hilaire said. “…We’ve got three races still open with driver and sponsor, and we’ll try to figure that out, but it’s not, you know, not a possibility. It could happen.” Go Fas Racing’s single-car entry has featured seven drivers in 2016, including Bobby Labonte and Jeffrey Earnhardt. In total, Burton has made 30 starts in the Sprint Cup Series, running as one of five contenders for rookie-of-the-year in 2015. He finished third in the rookie standings. His career best in the series is a 27th at Martinsville in October of 2015.