Jeb Burton to make Nationwide debut at Kentucky

Jeb Burton, son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, will make his Nationwide Series debut at Kentucky Speedway in the Kentucky 300. Jeb currently is competing full time in the Camping World Truck Series where drives the No. 4 Arrowhead Chevy for Turner-Scott Motorsports.

Burton has had an impressive season. In 16 starts, Burton has nine top-10 finishes including three top-5’s and one victory. He has also scored an impressive five poles in the series and sits fourth in the series standings behind teammate and defending series champion, James Buescher.

For this weekend’s Kentucky 300, Burton will pilot the No. 34 Arrowhead Chevy for his Turner-Scott Motorsports team with a similar paint scheme to his Camping World Series truck. Teammate, Buescher, drove the car two times this season. Buescher finished 14th Road America and a strong second at Daytona.

The Turner-Scott team has enormous depth with three full time truck series teams, three full time Nationwide Series teams and team co-owner Harry Scott recently purchased the No.51 Cup Series team from James Finch. Not only do they have depth, but they also are very competitive. This combination makes the team the ideal place for a young, up and coming drivers to hone their skills and drive multiple series in competitive cars.

The 21 year old, Halifax, Virginia driver was 21st fastest in practice with a lap of 169.327 mph. He will be looking to improve that position on Saturday night when the green falls at 7:30pm local time.

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Roger Holtsclaw
Roger has over 24 years experience as a mechanic and crew member in NASCAR at many levels including Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series. He has also competed as a driver at many short tracks around the Southeast including one start the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series. Roger is now embarking on a motorsports journalism and photography career and is co-owner of HMP Photo. Follow me on Twitter @rogerholtsclaw Email me:

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