Harrison Burton NASCAR Cup debut

Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

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Harrison Burton is set to make his Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway. He will be driving the No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota Camry.

The primary sponsor for the car will be DEX Imaging.

“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. “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.”

Burton currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing. In his rookie season in the NXS campaign last year, Burton, son of Jeff Burton, won four races.

 

“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.”

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