Event: JEGS 200, Race 5 of 23, 200 Laps – 45/45/110; 200 Miles
Location: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (one-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: May 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
- Burton will be making his second of nine starts this season for KBM in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday at Dover. It will be his second truck race at Dover. Last year he started the final stage in third place, but an untimely caution after a green-flag pit stop cost him two laps as he finished 13th.
- He continues to run limited schedules in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, ARCA and Super Late Models. He has finished in the top-five of both of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts (third at New Smyrna and second at Bristol) and also finished in the top-five in his lone ARCA Racing Series start at Nashville (third) this season. The 17-year-old driver has four Super Late Model victories in 2018; winning three features during the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and bringing home the victory in the prestigious Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala.
- Burton is looking to add another Miles the Monster trophy to his collection this weekend. He already has one for winning last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale race and championship at the Monster Mile last September.
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Q&A with Harrison Burton
Talk about all the racing you have done since your last truck start at Martinsville in March:
“Since Martinsville I’ve been pretty busy. I was in the ARCA Racing Series in Nashville which was a lot of fun. We had a rough start to the race, but had a good rebound and finished third. Then I ran the K&N race at Bristol and me and my teammate, Todd (Gilliland), were duking it out at the end and he ended up beating me, but hopefully I can come back and beat him at Dover.”
What is the most challenging part of running well at Dover?
“I think the big challenge at Dover is not necessarily single-car stuff, but when you get into packs and groups of cars aero is really tough there. It’s hard to pass and hard to get runs on people because of how the trucks are, so definitely the biggest challenge is going to be passing and qualifying good is really important.”
You attended your high school prom a few weeks ago. How did that go?
“I’m not the best dancer in the world, but I hung my own. My girlfriend I went with is literally a professional dancer, so that is a bit of a skill gap I had to deal with, but I think I did alright and didn’t sweat too much.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
- Earned a top-10 finish (eighth) at Martinsville Speedway in March 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 his lone ARCA Racing Series start at 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