Harrison Burton, native of Huntersville, N.C., has a jam packed 2019 schedule ahead of him. Burton will be racing a full NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season in the No. 18 Toyota Tundra, for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In early April, Burton announced that he will be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this year, driving the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing in eight races. Burton kicked off his first career Xfinity start at Bristol Motor Speedway with a bang, qualifying 5th and placing 10th. Prior to Friday’s practice runs Burton had never sat in and Xfinity car, and was able to complete practice, qualifying, and all three stages of the race within the top-10. Making him the first rookie to earn a top-10 finish in his Xfinity Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway since 1986. Additionally this year, Burton will compete in five ARCA Racing Series, and five Super Late Model Series races throughout the country. In February 2019, Burton started his year off right by winning the ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway. This was not only his first race of the year, but also his first time competing on this historical track.
During the 2018 Season Harrison ran a combination of races in the NASCAR K&N Series, ARCA Racing Series, Super Late Model Series, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Burton became the winner of the famed Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway, and the winner of the ARCA Racing Series race at Pocono Raceway in 2018. He ended the ARCA Racing Series with five top-five, and eight top-ten finishes. Competing in only five NASCAR K&N Pro Series races Burton was able to earn four top-fives. In his eight NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts, Burton produced one pole, three top five, and six top 10 finishes.
In 2017 Burton won the NASCAR K&N East Series Championship on the strength of five victories, 12 top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. The young driver also competed in a variety of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series, and Super Late Model Series events. This year Burton was the winner of the Cars Tour Super Late Model Series at Concord Speedway, and the prestigious ARCA/CRA Super Late Model Championship in New Smyrna. Burton was also the winner in the ARCA Racing Series at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.
In 2016, he competed in his first ARCA Racing Series event at 15-years-old, notching a third-place result in his series debut. He also won three Super Late Model races during the 2016 season, including the Southern Super Series at Five Flags Speedway.
Burton made history in 2015 by becoming the youngest driver to start and compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (15 years, eight days old).
Following a victory at New Smyrna Speedway in 2014, he became the youngest Division I winner in the history of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
Burton earned his first pole position at the age of 11 in the Late Model Series and won his first Pro Late Model race the following year. He won three quarter midget national championships early in his career, proving his talent from the minute he stepped into a race car. He began driving his first race car at the age of four, and was competing regularly at the age of five in local Quarter Midget Events.
Burton hopes to continue his family’s rich racing heritage. His father, Jeff, earned 21 NASCAR Cup Series victories, and his uncle, Ward, won the 2002 Daytona 500.