Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2016) – Second-generation NASCAR driver Harrison Burton is the latest athlete to join KHI Management’s continually expanding list of high-profile athletes and celebrities, inking a multi-year representation agreement with the company. Burton is the son of former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR on NBC analyst and fellow KHI Management client Jeff Burton.
Harrison Burton, who turned 16 this week, is scheduled to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 29 and will run a partial Truck Series schedule in 2017.
He recently completed his rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, finishing seventh in the point standings on the strength of one pole position, one top-five and five top-10 finishes in 14 starts. Burton completed every lap and led 13 circuits in his first year in the series. He is a member of the prestigious NASCAR Next class of 2016-‘17, an elite group of 11 drivers designated as part of an industry-wide initiative designed to spotlight the best and brightest rising young stars in racing.
“I realize how fortunate I am not only to be competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year and next, but also to be working with KHI Management,” Harrison Burton said. “I have watched every step of my father’s racing career through the years, so I know how important strong representation is to my future. I’m looking forward to growing on and off the track with Kevin Harvick and his group.”
Burton, a native of Huntersville, N.C., competed in one 2016 ARCA Racing Series event as a 15-year-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 K&N Pro Series West Series (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 championships early in his career, proving his talent from the minute he stepped into a race car.
“KHI Management is thrilled to add one of the most promising, up-and-coming NASCAR drivers to its stable of athletes with Harrison Burton,” said Kevin Harvick, founder of KHI Management. “I have had my eye on him since his early days in quarter midgets, and he has improved markedly with each passing year. Harrison has the talent to be an extremely successful driver, and when you couple that with the Burton name and reputation, you have a winning combination. KHI Management is proud to be a part of Harrison’s future.”
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with KHI Management over the last couple of years,” Jeff Burton stated. “The folks at KHI were a tremendous asset to me in closing one chapter of my career and beginning another, and they have proved invaluable in helping me define myself outside the race car.”
Burton is the second athlete announced as a part of the KHI Management stable in as many weeks. Last week, the company revealed the addition of PGA TOUR golfer James Hahn. Burton and Hahn join a roster of KHI Management athletes and celebrities that also includes:
UFC fighters Miesha Tate, Donald Cerrone and Rose Namajunas; former NASCAR driver and current NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton; FOX Sports sideline reporter Shannon Spake; amateur motocross prodigy Ryder DiFrancesco; PGA golfer Jason Gore; and country music artists Jake Owen and Matt Stillwell. Burton and 11-year-old DiFrancesco highlight an impressive crop of young athletes at KHI Management.
For more information on Burton, please like him on Facebook at /OfficialHarrisonBurton and follow him on Instagram at @HarrisonBurton12 and Twitter at @HBurtonRacing.
About KHI Management, LLC.
KHI Management, LLC is a full-service and celebrity-marketing agency representing some of the most successful and high-profile professionals in the sports, broadcasting and music industries as well as offering a variety of consulting and marketing services to corporate sponsors. Founded by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, KHI Management affords clients the opportunities to expose their brands across multiple sports and entertainment platforms via a singular agency with a vast array of services ranging from career management and media relations to licensing and philanthropy. KHI does not represent or solicit student athletes. For more information on KHI Management, please contact Josh Jones, Director of Business Development at 336.992.2998.