NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: Texas Roadhouse 200, Race 20 of 23, 200 Laps – 50/50/100; 105.2 Miles
Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (0.526-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: October 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Burton has four prior starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Martinsville. Of those four starts, he earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He was fourth in last year’s fall race and eighth in March 2018.
- In four NCWTS starts this season Burton has earned two top-five, three 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.
- Burton turned 18 on Oct. 9 and is now eligible to compete at the larger NASCAR tracks. He will run the final four races of the season for KBM in the No. 51 Tundra.
- 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
With four truck races under your belt at Martinsville, what are your expectations this weekend?
“Having come to Martinsville four times in the past and having a lot of experience at the ‘paperclip,’ really my expectations are to go and win. I feel like we have a really good truck and we’re going to have a great day Friday when we practice, so I’ve just got to prepare well and do my job and we’ll have a chance to win at the end of the day.”
What is the most challenging aspect of racing at Martinsville?
“I think the most challenging part of Martinsville is keeping your race plan together. There are so many things that can happen there that kind of throw you off course and kind of make things harder for you. The hardest thing for me would definitely be to keep it all together and at the end of the day come out with a good finish with the truck in one piece.”
Are you excited to finally be 18 and eligible to compete at Texas and Homestead in the coming weeks?
“That was the best birthday gift about turning 18 was I’m able to be mile-and-a-half eligible now and go race with the big guys on the big tracks. That will be a lot of fun. I’m excited to go fast and race on some mile-and -a-halfs and see what they are like.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
- Earned two top-five, three top-10 finishes and one pole in his four 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 Morton Buildings Tundra:
KBM-033: The No. 51 Morton Buildings team will race KBM-033, for Saturday’s race at Martinsville. Burton finished fifth with this Tundra at Dover in May and Riley Herbst raced it to an eighth-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park.
KBM Notes of Interest
- KBM drivers have collected six wins, 20 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 8.2 across 43 starts at Martinsville
- Denny Hamlin (2011 and 2012) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (2013 and 2014) each have two wins for KBM at ‘The Paperclip,’ while Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson each have one victory
- After Talladega, the No. 51 team has two wins (both with Busch) and five poles (two with Busch, one each with Burton, David Gilliland and Christopher Bell), eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked eighth in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).