NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: Lucas Oil 150, Race 22 of 23, 150 Laps – 45/45/60; 150 Miles
Location: ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (one-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: November 9, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- This will be Burton’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Phoenix, but he did compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race there in 2015. He started fifth and finished sixth at the one-mile oval.
- Burton made his first intermediate-track start last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth where he started eighth and finished sixth.
- In six NCWTS starts this season Burton has earned two top-five, five top-10 finishes, one pole and led 30 laps. He scored his best career finish in the NCWTS at Iowa Speedway in Newton on June 16 when he won the pole, led 30 laps and finished third.
- In addition to his Truck Series schedule, the second-generation driver has run limited schedules in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Super Late Models. He posted one win, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 6.1 across nine ARCA Racing Series starts this season. Most recently he earned a runner-up finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Oct. 19. Burton produced two poles, four top-five and five-top top-10 finishes for an average finish of 4.2 across five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races this season. He has also recorded four Super Late Model victories this season, including the prestigious Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala.
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Harrison Burton, Driver Q&A
What did you think about your first mile-and-a-half start at Texas last week?
“I felt pretty good about it. We didn’t head to Victory Lane, so I wasn’t too happy with it, but we were pleased with our team’s work ethic and the way we were able to learn together really fast. I feel like we kind of had to start right in the fire, but everyone reacted good and taught me a lot of stuff, so I was feeling good about it.”
Does your top-10 finish give you more confidence for Homestead next week?
“I think so. I’m really excited about Homestead next week after Texas went pretty well. I feel confident on mile-and-a-halves as a whole now. I feel like I can go there and just fire off in the truck and just let her rip.”
You have one start at Phoenix in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2015. Will that experience carry over this weekend?
“I think so. I think anytime you actually drive at a race track you see all the landmarks around it and you get experience with it. It definitely helps. It was a long time ago and that was my second K&N West start, so I definitely have to go a while back in the memory bank. Hopefully, I can get one of those Phoenix trophies and bring it home for the guys in the shop.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
- Earned two top-five, five top-10 finishes and one pole in his six NCWTS starts in 2018
- Captured the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship after registering a series-high five wins, two poles, 142 laps led, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 3.3 across the series’ 14 events
- Visited victory lane in the ARCA Racing Series at Pocono Raceway in June 2018 and Toledo (Ohio) Speedway in 2017
- In six NCWTS starts in 2017, recorded an average finish of 12.3 and earned a career-best fourth-place finish at Martinsville last October
Harrison Burton’s No. 51 DEX Imaging Tundra:
KBM-035: The No. 51 DEX Imaging team will race KBM-035, for Friday’s race in Phoenix. Burton drove this Tundra to his best career NCWTS finish at Iowa in June when he won the pole, led 30 laps and finished third.