Jeb Burton hired by Kaulig Racing for 2021 ride

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jeb Burton has been hired by Kaulig Racing. He will drive the No. 10 Nutrien Ag Solutions NASCAR Xfinity Series entry.

He replaces Ross Chastain, who departed the team at the end of the season. Chastain has moved up to the NASCAR Cup Series, as the driver of the No. 42 entry for Chip Ganassi Racing.

NASCAR driver Jeb Burton stands next to his new Kaulig Racing car for the 2021 season
Jeb Burton stands next to his new Kaulig Racing car for the 2021 season (Photo by Kaulig Racing)

“It has been my dream to have an opportunity for a full time ride since I was a little boy racing go carts,” Burton said in a Facebook post. “Today that dream becomes a reality thanks to Nutrien Ag Solutions and Kaulig Racing. I can’t wait to get to work!”

The Virginia-born racer has competed in 43 NASCAR Xfinity Series races since the 2013 season. He competed in a career-high 14 races in 2016, as a 23-year-old.

He competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series the past two seasons with JR Motorsports. Burton also drove for Richard Childress, James Whitener, Fred Biagi, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Steve Turner in this series.

Burton has finished six races in the Top 5 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His best finish came when he finished second at the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 250 on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.

JR Motorsports swept the first two spots, as Justin Allgaier won the race. Chastain was the third-place finisher.

Burton has 33 career NASCAR Cup Series races under his belt. This includes nearly a full season in 2015, as a 22-year-old, when he competed in 28 of the 36 races.

He also has one win in 57 career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. His lone Truck Series win came in 2013.

“Jeb is a hard worker on and off the track,” Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice said. “He’s a great fit for Kaulig Racing and our partners. I’ve known the Burton family and worked with them back in the 1980’s, so it feels like everything has come full circle. We are going to go out and compete for wins and championships. Jeb is a guy we can build a long term, successful program around.”

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