NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: November 2, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Friday will mark Burton’s first start at an intermediate track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). He turned 18 on Oct. 9 and is now eligible to compete at the larger tracks on the schedule.
- Burton made one intermediate start two weeks ago at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City in the ARCA Racing Series where he started third and finished second.
- In five NCWTS starts this season Burton has earned two top-five, four 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
You are making your first mile-and-a-half start this weekend. Are you excited about that?
“Yes, I’m really excited. Mile-and-a-half tracks always produce some crazy racing. There’s a lot of aero stuff which is fun to work with sometimes and sometimes it will frustrate you. I’m really excited to go try it all out and see if I can play with the big boys on the bigger race tracks as well.”
What have you heard about racing at Texas?
“It’s fast is the first thing everyone says about Texas and that it’s crazy. You go off into one and two and there’s not as much banking as there is in three and four, so you kind of have to manage that and really tune to that because it’s going to be really, really hard to get both your corners exactly right throughout the whole run. Just working on one and two will be important, I think, and having good speed overall.”
What are your goals for the final three races this season?
“Win, win and win! That’s about all we are here to do. We got eliminated from the Owner’s Championship, so now we’re planning just to go and try to win and have as much fun as we can doing it.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
- Earned two top-five, four top-10 finishes and one pole in his five 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-054: The No. 51 DEX Imaging team will race KBM-054, for Friday’s race at Texas. Kyle Busch won with this Tundra at Pocono in August and Brandon Jones raced it at Las Vegas in September.