Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Former NASCAR Cup Series Veteran" Jeff Burton Born - June 29, 1967

June 29, 1967
Jeff Burton
(Photo; nascar.com)
Born in South Boston, Virginia, USA.
Nicknamed "The Mayor", Burton is the younger brother of Ward Burton, who is a former Sprint Cup driver. The 1994 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year, would go on to a NASCAR Cup Series career of 695 races run over 22 years. He scored 21 career victories including two Coca-Cola 600s in 1999 and 2001 and the 1999 Southern 500.

He currently serves as a color analyst for NBC Sports, having joined them upon their return to their coverage of NASCAR. His son Harrison Burton currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and part time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His brother Ward Burton and his nephew Jeb Burton have also competed in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Burton currently resides in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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