By AMANDA VINCENT
Jeb Burton will return to NASCAR national-level action Friday night with the running of the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The Virginia native will be behind the wheel of the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford.
“Richmond is a home track for me, and I have a lot of fun memories from there when I was a kid,” Burton said. “My dad (former NASCAR driver Ward Burton) got the pole and track record there in 2002 when I was a little kid, so it would be cool if I could go there and win. My uncle (former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton) also won there in 1998, and with it being so close to my hometown, it really is a track that is special to me and my family. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to run a second race for Biagi-DenBeste Racing, along with Estes Express Lines, and I’m looking forward to being as competitive as I can for them and bringing home a top finish.”
Burton drove the No. 98 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July,, finishing 12th. He started the 2016 season with a full-time Xfinity Series ride with Richard Petty Motorsports, but RPM shuttered its Xfinity Series program after the completion of 11 races this season. Those 11 races included a race at RIR, in which Burton finished 19th. The Indianapolis race is his most recent race in the series.
In all, Burton has 14-career starts in the Xfinity Series, resulting in two top-10 finishes.
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