Jeb Burton is returning to Texas Motor Speedway as the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner at the track with his No. 13 Estes Toyota Tundra team. Friday's running of the 18th annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 is a race where Burton hopes he can repeat his winning ways from a year ago.
It was a year ago when Burton beat the field of fellow drivers and tamed the 1.5-mile track in only his 12th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start. Burton came back in the fall in a battle to remain in the top-five in the Truck Series' standings and won his seventh Keystone Light Pole Award of the season.
"Texas has been a good track for me and hopefully we can carry some of
the momentum we've been building this season and maybe get a win at
Texas. We had a great truck at Charlotte before it got wrecked on the
last lap while we were racing for third so there's no reason we can't
contend on Friday because we only have five races together and we've
been getting better every week."
This time Burton is heading to Texas knowing that he has a full-season primary sponsorship with Estes Express Lines, a far-reaching transportation company. The driver admits that having Estes on board with him and ThorSport will help the team in many ways.
"It means a lot for ThorSport Racing to sign the deal with Estes Express Lines, a Virginia company with an international reach, and for my team not to have to worry about being able to get to the racetrack every week," Burton said this week. "I really appreciate the commitment Mr. and Mrs. Thorson (ThorSport owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson) made to me and my family and it's great to have Estes come on board."
Friday June 6, 2014
Night Race 167-lap, 250.5-mile WinStar World Casino & Resort 400
FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
Setup pre-race show at 8:30.
Live broadcast on MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio begins with pre-race coverage at 8:30.