20-year-old will make his first start at the highest level of stock car racing
Harrison Burton is set to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25th. He’ll pilot the No. 96 Toyota out of the Gaunt Brothers Racing stable.
20-year-old from Huntersville, North Carolina claimed the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie of the year award. He won four of the 33 races last year with 15 top-5s.
Harrison Burton comments
Harrison Burton, son of Jeff Burton is currently in his second NXS season with Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I’m incredibly grateful to DEX Imaging and Toyota for providing this opportunity with Gaunt Brothers Racing,” Burton said.
“From the moment I started racing, the Cup Series was always the goal. In everything I’ve done, I’ve been working toward this moment. I saw how hard my dad worked to get to Cup and how hard he worked to compete and win races. He instilled that same work ethic in me and I’m just really proud and honored to have the chance to do what he did and compete with the best of the best.”
“We’re proud to represent such an innovative brand in DEX Imaging and equally proud to have Harrison make his first NASCAR Cup Series start with us,” said Marty Gaunt, President, Gaunt Brothers Racing.
Gaunt added, “As a Toyota team, we’ve seen firsthand how well Harrison has developed. He’s been racing and winning in Toyotas for years, and yet he’s still only 20 years old. He has a very bright future ahead of him and we aim to make his Cup Series debut a successful one.”
DEX Imaging has been a sponsor of the driver of 7 years as he’s climbed the auto racing ladder.
“Our partnership with Harrison goes back to when he was 13 years old racing Late Models, and DEX Imaging has grown right along with him,” said Dan Doyle Jr., CEO, DEX Imaging.
He added, “We’ve been a part of a lot of ‘firsts’ with Harrison, from his first Super Late Model start to his first K&N start, first ARCA start, first Truck Series start, first Xfinity Series start and, now, first Cup Series start. We’ve enjoyed a lot of success together and look forward to this next chapter with him.”