The 19-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton began his rookie season at Martinsville, where he finished 13th. Last Sunday at Rockingham, he bested this finish with an 11th-place run. Combined with Ward’s 8th-place run in the #27 at Daytona, Hillman Racing was off to a solid start heading to Kansas.
Burton qualified 25th for Saturday’s race at an average speed of 167.999 mph. On the first lap of the race, Burton made contact with the outside wall in turns three and four, then cut down a tire and hit the wall much harder in turn one. The damage was enough to take him out of the race.
*This was the #27's first last-place finish in nine races, dating back to when Brent Raymer’s S&W Services Chevrolet fell out with a vibration after two laps of last fall’s race at Kentucky 225 at the Kentucky Speedway.
*Although neither Ward Burton and his brother Jeff have never finished last in Truck Series competition, both have only a combined five series starts.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #27-Jeb Burton / 2 laps / crash
35) #07-Chris Jones / 14 laps / rear end
34) #08-Ross Chastain / 17 laps / engine
33) #12-Russ Dugger / 39 laps / crash
32) #14-Brennan Newberry / 40 laps / crash
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeb Burton, Rick Crawford, Grant Enfinger, Jason Leffler (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #27-Hillman Racing, #60-Turn One Racing, #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (3)
2nd) Toyota (1)