Safelite To Back Burton In Truck Series

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Harrison Burton. (NASCAR photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Safelite AutoGlass will be the primary sponsor for Harrison Burton’s Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in 19 races during next year’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series campaign.

The nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services joined KBM in 2018 as the primary sponsor for championship contender Noah Gragson and also has served as an associate sponsor for Burton’s limited Truck Series schedule this season.

Burton, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton, is in his third season driving a limited schedule for KBM.

The NASCAR Next alumnus has posted solid numbers across his first seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in 2018, collecting his first Truck Series pole and leading 30 laps at Iowa Speedway in June, while overall posting three top-five and six top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 6.6.

He led a race-high 46 laps and equaled his career-best finish by finishing third in his most recent start at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Nov. 9 and will finish out the season this Friday at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.

“I’ve worked really hard the last few seasons driving a limited schedule for KBM to prove that I’m capable of running full time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019 and I’m excited for the opportunity to do so with Safelite AutoGlass as my primary sponsor,” Burton said. “By using all of the resources that I have available at KBM, with the support of Toyota and Toyota Racing Development, I know that I’ll continue to improve as a driver and I’m confident that I’m capable of competing for wins and being a legitimate contender for the Truck Series championship next year.

“Obviously, to get to this point in my career it has taken a lot of support from a lot of different people, so I can’t thank my parents enough as well as companies like DEX Imaging, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Morton Buildings, RUUD and FIELDS for being great partners.”

“Harrison has done a great job of balancing being a high school student, as well as a student of racing since making his first Truck Series start for KBM shortly after turning 16 a few years ago,” said team owner Kyle Busch. “The results of his hard work are starting to pay dividends and we’re confident that his first Truck Series win will be coming shortly and he’ll be able to be in the mix for the championship next year.

“The support that Safelite provides our team by bringing their employees and business partners to the races is amazing to see, but even more rewarding is the chance for our organization to be a part of the efforts they make in giving back to the communities where we race. We know that Harrison will be a great representative for them on and off the track.”