Burton set to climb the NASCAR ladder
Christopher Bell is set to move to the Leavine Family Racing No. 95 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2020.
That has left the former championship winning ride open for a new NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. Harrison Burton is set to fill the seat.
Currently, Burton competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
He’s collected 7 top-5’s and 10 top-10’s in 2019 alone. However, he remains without a win in the NASCAR Truck Series after making his debut in 2016.
Harrison Burton on the move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series
“Next year is going to be a really cool opportunity for me because I grew up watching my dad race in the Xfinity Series, said Harrison Burton.
“Making my first start at Bristol this year was really surreal. I remember being a little kid and watching (Jeff Burton) race there and now, I will have the opportunity to compete for the Xfinity Series championship next year.”
“On top of that I’ve got Dex Imaging continuing their support of me for a majority of races next season. That’s really cool because I’ve had them as a sponsor since I was 13 and to bring them from pro-late models all the way to the Xfinity Series is pretty wild.”
“I want to finish this season strong, but I’m excited to get 2020 started. My time with JGR this season will really help me because I’ve already gotten to know so many people there and it’s such a great team and organization. They have a long history of helping to develop drivers and this is big for the next step in my career,” Burton concluded.
Joe Gibbs Racing on Harrison Burton
“As Harrison (Burton) moves up to the next level of his career, we’re happy to have him join JGR fulltime and go behind the wheel of the No. 20 Supra,” said Steve DeSouza, Executive Vice President of Xfinity Series and Development for Joe Gibbs Racing.
“Harrison has continued to show progress this season in his limited starts and I know that will only continue to develop with more seat time while contending for the Xfinity Series championship.”