Jeb Burton

Learn more about the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet

Name
Jeb Burton
Birth Date
August 6, 1992
Hometown
Halifax, VA

Jeb Burton returns to JR Motorsports for 11 races in 2020 behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet. For his second year with the team, Burton will be paired with crew chief Taylor Moyer as the two look to build on a 2019 season that produced two top fives, six top 10s in seven starts with a best finish of fourth coming at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In 2020, Burton’s schedule includes races at Daytona International Speedway (Feb. 15), both Texas Motor Speedway events (March 28 and Oct. 24), Talladega Superspeedway (April 25) and Dover International Speedway (May 2). Then it’s off to Michigan International Speedway (June 6), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 4), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 18), Richmond Raceway (Sept. 11), Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 18) and Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 31).

Son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, the younger Burton began his racing career in the NASCAR-sanctioned Whelen All-American Series, making his first start at South Boston Speedway in 2008. In 2009, he competed in his first full season at the track, earning a career-best fourth-place finish in the season-ending point standings. Burton moved up to drive in the Late Model Series at the track, racing in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons and claiming the 2010 Late Model Rookie of the Year honors at SBS.

The following year in 2012, Burton made his first start in one of NASCAR’s top series, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Burton made five starts that season, scoring a best finish of eighth and leveraging his experience into an opportunity to drive full-time in 2013 with Turner Motorsports. In his first full-time NGROTS season, Burton collected one victory (Texas Motor Speedway), five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, along with a career-high seven pole awards.

Burton completed a second season with Turner Motorsports in 2014, where he earned two top fives and seven top 10s, before making the leap to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2015 with BK Racing. Since his debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March 2015, the Virginia native holds 33 career Cup series starts.

Throughout his time in NASCAR competition, Burton has showcased his talent in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. Between 2013 and 2019, Burton earned three top fives and nine top 10s. He’ll look to add to that number piloting JRM’s No. 8 entry alongside Daniel Hemric and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2020.

In addition to his on-track endeavors, Burton is an alumnus of the NASCAR Next Class of 2013 and has his own hunting show with his wife Brandi named “Crossroads with the Burtons” that airs on the Sportsman Channel.

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