Harrison Burton Makes His First Race At CTMP In Canada

Kyle Busch

 
Event:                         NCWTS 250, Race 17 of 23, 64 Laps – 20/20/24; 157.37 Miles
Location:                    Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ont. (2.459-mile 10-turn road course)
Date/Broadcast:        August 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
 
 
What You Need to Know
 
  • Harrison Burton has no prior starts at CTMP. He was able to test there earlier this year and has experience on road courses running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In six road course starts, he has two top-five and three top-10 finishes. His best finishes came at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International where he finished third in 2017.
  • In three NCWTS starts this season Burton has earned two top-five, three top-10 finishes, one pole and led 30 laps. He scored his best career finish in the NCWTS at Iowa Speedway in Newton on June 16 when he won the pole, led 30 laps and finished third.
  • The No. 51 team is the fourth seed in the NCWTS Owner’s Championship point standings. With multiple drivers throughout the season, the team is not eligible for the driver’s championship. KBM has won the owner’s championship six times in the past eight seasons.
  • For Sunday’s race north of the border, Burton will be sponsored by Hunt Brothers Pizza and FIELDS. Hunt Brothers Pizza was started by four brothers from Indiana with a goal to build America’s No. 1 convenience store pizza brand. FIELDS is an award-winning sports general contractor whose projects include natural grass and synthetic turf sports field construction for professional sports teams, universities and municipalities. Headed by principals with a combined 100+ years of industry experience, expertise and creativity is applied to every project that’s undertaken. FIELDS is part of the Sports Fields Inc., family of companies which also includes FIELDS Maintenance, The Sports Force and Sports Force Parks. Learn more at sficompanies.com.
Harrison Burton, Driver Q&A
 
Driver Q&A: Harrison Burton
Driver Q&A: Harrison Burton
How are you feeling after missing Bristol due to illness?
“I feel good, I’m ready to go. I had a rough couple of weeks for sure, but got over everything and feeling good. I’m feeling healthy and ready to go grab some gears in Canada.”
You were able to test at CTMP a few months ago. How did that go?
“The test went really well earlier in the year. I learned the track, which is really big in road racing, to know every little part of the race track and where passing zones are. I really learned a lot in our test and we were pretty quick, so I’m excited to go back and show everyone else what we learned while we were there and hopefully get good results from it.”
What is the most challenging part of road racing?
“I think road racing is a different animal as far as race craft goes. You have passing zones, whereas at oval tracks you can kind of just make it happen wherever if you have enough momentum and make the right moves. Road course tracks have some tough places to pass and places where if you do try and pass and you don’t make it work, then the next corner you are going to be in a bad situation and probably lose more positions. I think race craft as a whole is hard on road courses and knowing exactly what is coming up next and having to plan ahead in a moment’s notice is pretty tough and that’s what separates good road racers from not so good ones.”
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
  • Earned two top-five, three top-10 finishes and one pole in his three NCWTS starts in 2018
  • Captured the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship after registering a series-high five wins, two poles, 142 laps led, 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes and an average finish of 3.3 across the series’ 14 events
  • Visited victory lane in the ARCA Racing Series at Pocono Raceway earlier this month and Toledo (Ohio) Speedway in 2017
  • In six NCWTS starts in 2017, recorded an average finish of 12.3 and earned a career-best fourth-place finish at Martinsville last October
Harrison Burton’s No. 51 Hunt Brothers Pizza/FIELDS Tundra:
 
KBM-048: The No. 51 Hunt Brothers Pizza/FIELDS team will race KBM-048, for Sunday’s race at CTMP. This Tundra was new for the road course last year when Todd Gilliland finished 11th with it.
KBM-048 Performance Profile
Starts
Wins
Average Start
Average Finish
Laps Led
1
0
13.0
11.0
0
KBM Notes of Interest
  • KBM drivers have collected one win, 19 laps led, six top-five and seven top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.5 across 14 starts at CTMP
  • Erik Jones earned KBM’s only win at CTMP in 2015
  • After Bristol, the No. 51 team has two wins (both with Busch) and four poles (two with Busch, one with Burton and one with Christopher Bell), seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked fourth in the owner’s championship standings.
  • KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).
Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota Tundra 2018 NCWTS Box Score:

 

Date
Site
Driver
Start
Finish
Laps
Laps Led
Status
Owner Pts./Pos.
2/16
Daytona
Spencer Davis
8
7
100/100
0
Running
31/9th
2/24
Atlanta
Spencer Davis
4
13
134/134
0
Running
60/9th
3/2
Las Vegas
Kyle Busch
1
1
134/134
55
Running
116/2nd
3/24
Martinsville
Harrison Burton
13
8
250/250
0
Running
146/5th
5/4
Dover
Harrison Burton
17
5
210/210
0
Running
182/3rd
5/11
Kansas
Brandon Jones
13
9
167/167
0
Running
221/4th
5/18
Charlotte
Kyle Busch
4
2
134/134
0
Running
270/2nd
6/8
Texas
Spencer Davis
4
9
167/167
7
Running
302/2nd
6/16
Iowa
Harrison Burton
1
3
200/200
30
Running
349/2nd
6/23
Gateway
Riley Herbst
17
8
160/160
0
Running
378/3rd
6/29
Chicago
Brandon Jones
16
5
150/150
0
Running
410/4th
7/12
Kentucky
Brandon Jones
6
4
150/150
0
Running
459/3rd
7/18
Eldora
Logan Seavey
7
8
153/153
53
Running
505/3rd
7/28
Pocono
Kyle Busch
1
1
60/60
43
Running
545/3rd
8/11
Michigan
Spencer Davis
12
22
95/100
0
Running
560/3rd
8/16
Bristol
Christopher Bell
1
28
184/200
31
Running
2017/4th
8/26
Canadian Tire
Harrison Burton
 
 
 
 
 
 
9/14
Las Vegas
Brandon Jones
10/13
Talladega
David Gilliland
10/27
Martinsville
Harrison Burton
11/2
Texas
Harrison Burton
11/9
Phoenix
Harrison Burton
 
11/16
Homestead
Harrison Burton

 

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