Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jeb Burton joins Turner Motorsports

   Turner Motorsports announced this week it signed Jeb Burton, the son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, to a two-year contract to run fulltime in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a limited Nationwide Series schedule in 2013 and 2014.

   Jeb Burton, who made his first Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway this past March, has one top-10 finishes in five career starts.

   "I'm really proud that I can race for Turner Motorsports over the next two years," Burton, 20, said. "This team has had so much success, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to work with such a quality team."

   Said team owner Steve Turner: "I'm really excited that we will have Jeb under the Turner Motorsports umbrella. Everyone at Turner Motorsports feels he has the skills to be successful in NASCAR and we are eager to welcome him to our team."

   Ward Burton will also join Turner Motorsports to assist with driver development.