Harrison Burton climbed behind the wheel of his number 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for the first time in 75 days on May 21. Since then the NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie has finished ninth at his first race back at Darlington and finished ninth at Charlotte and then most recently finished fourth at Bristol on Monday.
Burton has finished in the top ten of every race this year in the Xfinity Series with his first series win coming at Auto Club Speedway in California back in February. Burton is currently third in the standings and is having a great start to his Xfinitiy Series career.
Jeb Burton will race in his first race since his season opening performance in the Xfinity Series at Daytona when he hops in the truck for Niece Motorsports on Saturday. Burton will drive the number 44 State Water Heaters/ALSCO/The Grind Chevrolet Silverado at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
Burton had a great performance at Daytona to start the season in the Xfinity series, leading the most laps and in position to win the race before he was caught up in a late race crash that ended his day.
Burton is running a limited Xfinity Series schedule this season and the scheduled races since Daytona have been postponed or canceled so Saturday’s race will be the first time in the car for Burton since Dayton back in February.
“I’m excited to be back in the Truck Series this weekend,” said Burton. “I’m appreciative of the support from State Water Heaters and ALSCO and The Grind, without them this wouldn’t be possible. Atlanta is a track I really enjoy racing at – I’m looking forward to Saturday’s race,” he added in a release by Niece Motorsports.
The truck race is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start on Saturday and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. The Xfinity Series race will follow at 4:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on Fox.