At only 16 years old, Harrison Burton is already making waves in a NASCAR series. That comes as no surprise to some, after all his father is 21 time NASCAR Cup Series winner Jeff Burton. Harrison is blazing his own trail however, racing in the K&N Pro Series East.
Burton has won two of the last three series races and leads in points just ahead of Todd Gilliland. Burton was testing yesterday at Memphis in preparation for the upcoming race. “This race is going to be exciting, the first race this season on a track bigger than a half-mile. It’s going to be an aggressive race, guys going full out for the win. It’s all about being able to bring the trophy home, and I expect to see a lot of action out there.” he said during a joint press conference with his father.
Jeff Burton tested at Memphis during his career, but never raced here. Both the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series raced at Memphis for a decade, but never the Cup Series When asked about the K&N Pro Series, the elder Burton said “The NASCAR K&N Series has a lot of young drivers trying to work their way into the highest form of racing. It’s amazing how hard they race, how aggressive the racing is. It is NASCAR racing at its core with good teams, good equipment and good young drivers.”
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