Harrison Burton

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Harrison Burton
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Burton at Pocono Raceway in 2021
BornHarrison Brian Burton
(2000-10-09) October 9, 2000 (age 21)
Huntersville, North Carolina
Achievements2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
Awards2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 21 (Wood Brothers Racing)
First race2021 GEICO 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
75 races run over 3 years
2020 position8th
Best finish8th (2020)
First race2019 Alsco 300 (Bristol)
Last race2021 Xfinity Series Championship Race (Phoenix)
First win2020 Production Alliance Group 300 (Fontana)
Last win2020 Draft Top 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 50 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
38 races run over 4 years
2019 position12th
Best finish12th (2019)
First race2016 Texas Roadhouse 200 (Martinsville)
Last race2019 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 1
Statistics current as of September 25, 2021.

Harrison Brian Burton (born October 9, 2000) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 21 Ford Mustang GT for Wood Brothers Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Burton's racing career started off when he received a go-kart at age two, which later turned in to a quarter midget at age four.[1] After starting to race them at age twelve, Burton won his first late model race in early 2014.[2] His first super late model win came in early 2015, at New Smyrna Speedway.[3][4] He was also for three years a USAC quarter midget championship. At age 11, he grabbed his first late model pole at Ace Speedway, and at twelve won two races in pro late models.[5]

CARS Super Late Model Tour[edit]

The Charlotte, North Carolina native made his CARS debut in 2015, running six of the series' ten races. Finishing only two of those races, he finished third at Southern National Motorsports Park and fourth at Concord Speedway.[6] In the middle of that season, the team switched car bodies and crew chiefs, hiring former Xfinity Series driver Chris Wimmer.[7] Switching his focus to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, he only ran three of eight races in 2016, recording two top ten finishes.[8]

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

In his ARCA Racing Series debut for Ranier Racing with MDM, Burton started sixth and finished third after almost being spun out by eventual race winner Chase Briscoe.[9][10] Returning in 2017 with MDM Motorsports, Burton chased down Dalton Sargeant on the final run of the race at Toledo Speedway to win in only his second series start.[11] He later won in his superspeedway debut, which came at Pocono Raceway in 2018. Burton dedicated the win to John Andretti, who was battling colon cancer until his death in 2020.[12]

On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would run a partial ARCA schedule with MDM in 2018.[13]

On January 10, 2019, it was announced that Burton would drive the Venturini Motorsports No. 20 Toyota for five races in 2019.[14] Burton won on his superspeedway debut at Daytona.

East Series[edit]

Burton's K&N East car at Dover International Speedway

Starting with the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna, Burton became the youngest driver to start a race in the series. He also garnered a full-time ride from HScott Motorsports using their Toyotas.[15] Throughout the thirteen race season, Burton garnered one pole, as many top fives, and finished eighth in the championship point standings while failing to finish two races.[16] After HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks shut down, Burton moved to MDM Motorsports bringing his number and sponsor.[17] He also signed an extension with Kevin Harvick Incorporated to bring in sponsors like DEX Imaging, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Rheem and others.[18] Early in the season, Burton made waves by campaigning a paint scheme with the number on the rear quarter panels.[19] His performance also gained attention, winning a rain-shortened race at Bristol.[20] He then outlasted the field at Memphis the following race after Todd Gilliland had a flat tire.[21] He went on to win five of fourteen races that season[22] and beat Gilliland for the championship after making up an eight-point deficit going into the final race.[23]

On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would drive a partial K&N season with MDM in 2018.[13] The first race of his part-time schedule came at the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway, where he finished 3rd after battling Todd Gilliland for the lead in the final laps.

Truck Series[edit]

Burton signed on with Kyle Busch Motorsports to drive the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for the 2016 Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway in late October. Due to NASCAR rules and regulations maintaining that a driver has to be sixteen years of age before competing in any national series event, Burton was therefore barred from entering any events before October 9 of that year.[24] He showed speed early, cracking the top ten in practice, but faltered during the race and finished one lap down in 22nd.[25][26] In this race, Burton and Kyle Donahue (who was driving the No. 63 for MB Motorsports) made history as the first drivers born in the 2000s decade and the 21st century to compete in the Truck Series and in any NASCAR national series. Burton signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports to run both Martinsville races, as well as Dover, Iowa, Eldora, and Bristol in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra in 2017.[27] He finished all of the races but only scored one top-ten, a fourth-place at Martinsville in fall.[28]

On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would again pilot the KBM No. 51 for a partial schedule. The nine-race schedule included mostly short tracks but also Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and all of the races after he turns eighteen.[29] Burton grabbed his first pole in the M&M's 200, and finished third after dealing with throttle issues during the race.[30] He won his first stage in NASCAR competition at ISM Raceway in November en route to another third-place finish.[31]

On November 14, 2018, it was announced that Burton would run full-time in 2019, replacing Noah Gragson in KBM's No. 18 entry.[32]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Burton's No. 20 car at Daytona International Speedway in 2020

On April 1, 2019, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Burton would drive the team's No. 18 Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for eight races starting with the Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway five days later.[33] In his third race of the year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Burton was intentionally wrecked by Paul Menard after Burton passed Menard with contact. Menard thought the incident was a teaching moment to not race dirty while Burton was from the viewpoint that getting passed was not grounds for being wrecked.[34]

On October 17, 2019, with Christopher Bell moving up to the NASCAR Cup Series, JGR announced Burton would replace him in the No. 20 Supra for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.[35]

On February 29, 2020, Burton earned his first career Xfinity Series win at Auto Club Speedway after holding off teammate Riley Herbst; the win made him and father Jeff Burton the only son-and-father duo to ever win at Auto Club and the second driver to ever win on Leap Day with the first being his uncle Ward Burton at Rockingham Speedway in 1992. This also made Burton the first driver born in the 2000s to win in the Xfinity Series. He qualified for the Xfinity Series playoffs after scoring two wins in the regular season but was eliminated after the first round.[36] He later passed Noah Gragson in the final set of corners at Texas Motor Speedway to grab a late-season post-elimination win.[37] A week later Harrison would go on to win again at Martinsville Speedway during the Draft Top 250.

Cup Series[edit]

On April 15, 2021, Gaunt Brothers Racing announced that Burton would make his Cup Series debut with the team in their No. 96 Toyota in the race at Talladega that month, with his Xfinity Series sponsor, DEX Imaging, as the sponsor. In this race, Burton would become the first driver born in the 2000s decade to run a Cup Series race.[38]

On July 15, 2021, Burton was named the driver of Wood Brothers Racing's No. 21 for the 2022 season, replacing Matt DiBenedetto.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Burton attended the Cannon School while racing,[18] and upon graduating in 2019 took a gap semester to focus on racing for the remainder of the year. He is apart of the Celebratory Cause.[40] He is the son of former NASCAR driver and current NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton, nephew of former driver Ward Burton and cousin of current driver Jeb Burton.[41]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NCSC Pts Ref
2021 Gaunt Brothers Racing 96 Toyota DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL BRI MAR RCH TAL
20
KAN DAR DOV COA CLT SON NSH POC POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO -* 01* [42]

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2019 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI
10
RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW
4
CHI DAY KEN NHA
29
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH
6
CLT
13
DOV
38
KAN
34
TEX
7
PHO HOM
10
85th 01 [43]
2020 20 DAY
2
LVS
5
CAL
1
PHO
2
DAR
9
CLT
9
BRI
4
ATL
5
HOM
1
HOM
8
TAL
32
POC
32
IND
25
KEN
17
KEN
12
TEX
4
KAN
3
ROA
16
DAY
8
DOV
5
DOV
11
DAY
5
DAR
6
RCH
16
RCH
4
BRI
4
LVS
9
TAL
23
CLT
33
KAN
11
TEX
1
MAR
1*
PHO
6
8th 2248 [44]
2021 DAY
3*
DAY
6
HOM
39
LVS
9
PHO
12
ATL
3
MAR
7
TAL
10
DAR
11
DOV
6
COA
6
CLT
3
MOH
38
TEX
30
NSH
3
POC
37
ROA
5
ATL
24
NHA
5
GLN
5
IND
9
MCH
5
DAY
9
DAR
2
RCH
9
BRI
7
LVS
10
TAL
25
CLT
15
TEX
8
KAN
34
MAR
20
PHO
3
8th 2194 [45]

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGOTC Pts Ref
2016 Kyle Busch Motorsports 18 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
22
TEX PHO HOM 66th 16 [46]
2017 51 DAY ATL MAR
13
KAN CLT DOV
13
TEX GTW IOW
11
KEN ELD
15
POC MCH BRI
18
MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR
4
TEX PHO HOM 29th 162 [47]
2018 DAY ATL LVS MAR
8
DOV
5
KAN CLT TEX IOW
3
GTW CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
13
LVS TAL MAR
8
TEX
6
PHO
3*
HOM
11
18th 277 [48]
2019 18 DAY
18
ATL
8
LVS
5
MAR
11
TEX
31
DOV
3
KAN
10
CLT
11
TEX
5
IOW
3
GTW
16
CHI
4
KEN
3
POC
3
ELD
31
MCH
11
BRI
23
MSP
21
LVS
9
TAL
11
MAR
18
PHO
7
HOM
13
12th 707 [49]

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2016 HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 12 Toyota NSM
13
MOB
7
GRE
15
BRI
23
VIR
11
DOM
21
STA
15
COL
4
NHA
7
IOW
15
GLN
12
GRE
9
NJM
15
DOV
6
7th 444 [50]
2017 MDM Motorsports NSM
4
GRE
4
BRI
1*
SBO
5
SBO
1
MEM
1
BLN
6
TMP
1
NHA
4
IOW
4
GLN
3
LGY
7
NJM
3
DOV
1
1st 593 [51]
2018 NSM
3
BRI
2
LGY SBO SBO MEM NJM TMP NHA
2
IOW GLN
9
GTW NHA DOV
5
17th 200 [52]

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Car owner No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2015 Jeff Burton 12 Toyota KCR IRW TUS IOW SHA SON SLS IOW EVG CNS MER AAS
11
PHO
6
32nd 71 [53]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AMSC Pts Ref
2016 Ranier Racing with MDM 8 Chevy DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL NJM POC MCH MAD WIN IOW
3
IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 89th 215 [54]
2017 MDM Motorsports 28 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL
1
ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 73rd 240 [55]
2018 12 DAY NSH
3
SLM TAL TOL
9
CLT POC
1
MCH MAD GTW
3
CHI IOW
6
ELK POC
4
ISF BLN DSF SLM
6
IRP
21
KAN
2
16th 1840 [56]
2019 Venturini Motorsports 20 Toyota DAY
1*
FIF TAL NSH TOL CLT
4
POC
6
MCH MAD GTW CHI
2
ELK IOW POC ISF DSF SLM IRP KAN
12
21st 1240 [57]
15 SLM
8

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Sporting positions
Preceded by NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
2017
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