Now in its fifth year, our sponsorship of Harrison Burton continues to develop as his career continues to take off. The young driver, son of NASCAR legend Jeff Burton, clinched several important victories after joining the H Scott Motorsports racing team and participation in the K&N Series in 2017. Driving in the #12 DEX Imaging Camry and #51 Camping World Truck Series Tundra, Harrison continues to impress with his maturity, sportsmanship and skill, and to earn victories wherever he races.
While competing for the Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Harrison became a three-time USAC Quarter Midget national champion and then moved into Late Models, where at the age of 11 he captured his first pole in the Limited Late Model division at Ace Speedway in Elon, N.C. At the age of 12, he graduated to Pro-Late Models and won two races at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway.
At the age of 14, the talented teenager became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Whelen Super Late Model event when he visited victory lane twice during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) last February and in May he picked up his first Southern Super Series win at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. In October 2015, at the age of 15 years and eight days, Burton became the youngest driver to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West when he raced in the series stop at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.
Burton, who won the 2017 K&N Pro Series East championship, will run an expanded schedule in the Camping World Truck Series this season with Kyle Busch Motorsports as well as several K&N Pro Series East, ARCA and Super Late Model races throughout the year. Because Burton will not turn 18 until Oct. 9, he is unable to compete full-time 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. 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.
We’re proud to continue our sponsorship in 2018 as Harrison Burton develops his career into new, challenging areas. Stay tuned for more information here and on our social media channels, and Go Harrison!