Author: Jim Utter
Date: Jan. 8, 2018
Harrison Burton has already won a NASCAR championship and numerous races at 17 years old.
What’s next for the son of NASCAR veteran and NBC Sports TV analyst Jeff Burton? He hopes more of the same.
Burton, who won the 2017 K&N Pro Series East championship, will run an expanded schedule in the Camping World Truck Series next season with Kyle Busch Motorsports as well as several K&N Pro Series East, ARCA and Super Late Model races throughout the year.
For me, I think this is going to be the most fun I’ve had schedule-wise. I wanted to get as much experience as I could on the big tracks.
Harrison Burton on 2018
Because Burton will not turn 18 until Oct. 9, he is unable to compete fulltime in any of NASCAR’s three national series this season.
“Last year was really great, I had the most fun I’ve had in my life racing, but there is always more,” Burton told Motorsport.com. “I feel like I still have something to prove; I’m not the best that I can be.
“I can always get better. For me, I haven’t proven anything yet because every year is a new year. I’ve got to go out and perform better than I did last year. I think that approach is used by all the best athletes – enough is never enough.”
Burton will increase his Truck series races in 2018 from six to nine and is scheduled to compete at Martinsville (March and October), Dover, Iowa, Canada, Bristol, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.
Sponsoring Burton this season will be Dex Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Rudd and Fields.
While Burton will not be running for a driver’s championship this season, he will once again helping KBM attempt to win an owner’s championship in the Truck Series.
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