MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Turner Motorsports has announced the signing of Virginia native Jeb Burton.
Burton, the son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, has signed a two-year contract with Turner Motorsports to run a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2013 and 2014.
Burton, who made his first Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway this past March, has a total of five starts in the NCWTS. In those five starts, Burton has recorded one top-10 finish.
“I’m really proud that I can race for Turner Motorsports over the next two years,” said the 20-year-old Burton. “This team has had so much success, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with such a quality team.”
Steve Turner, who has been known to give opportunities to up-and-coming stars, said “I’m really excited that we will have Jeb under the Turner Motorsports umbrella. Everyone at Turner Motorsports feels he has the skills to be successful in NASCAR and we are eager to welcome him to our team.”
Turner, also noted, that he is proud to have Jeb’s father, Ward Burton onboard to assist with driver development at Turner Motorsports.