The NASCAR XFINITY Series rolls into Road America July 27-29, bringing intense door-to-door racing action to the nation’s most intimidating road course. The NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule and the event could prove to be a pivotal race for drivers looking to improve their standing in the championship points.
The event has also been known to draw an influx of NASCAR Cup Series stars and various sports car series veterans eager for seat time and a chance to capture a win at one of the nations most storied circuits. Road America has a legendary history of featuring brilliant racers on a challenging circuit that easily separates the good from the great drivers.
The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to thousands of spectators each year.
Growing up as the son of NASCAR legend, Ward Burton, it was only natural that going fast was all Jeb Burton had ever known. In 2008, Burton began his professional racing career at the age of 16 in what was known as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at South Boston Speedway. Close to his hometown of Halifax, Virginia, Burton continued to move up in competition at South Boston Speedway to drive in the Late Model Series, where he earned Rookie of the Year honors.
2012 marked the year that Burton moved into one of NASCAR’s premier series, as he made his first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The following year, he competed in his first full season and earned his first win at Texas Motor Speedway, as well as seven pole awards, five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
Burton recorded only two starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) before making his NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) debut in 2015 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He went on to make 33 NCS starts and 109 NXS starts between 2013 and 2022, with his first Xfinity win coming in the spring race at Talladega in 2021.
2023 will mark Burton’s third full season in the NXS, as he competes for a championship with Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport.
Away from the race track, Burton enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors. His love for conservation and land management led to the creation of “Crossroads with the Burtons”, an outdoor series featured on the Sportsman Channel highlighting the life of the outdoorsman and NASCAR driver.