Harrison Ward Makes Homestead Debut

Harrison Ward

 
Event:                         NCWTS 200, Race 23 of 23, 134 Laps – 30/30/74; 201 Miles
Location:                    Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast:        November 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
 
 
What You Need to Know
 
  • This will be Harrison Burton’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Homestead and his second overall on an intermediate track. In his first start at Texas two weeks ago, he qualified eighth and finished sixth.
  • Burton tied his best career NCWTS finish of third last weekend at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., after winning the second stage and leading 46 laps. His other best NCWTS finish came at Iowa Speedway in Newton on June 16 when he won the pole, led 30 laps and finished third.
  • In seven NCWTS starts this season Burton has earned three top-five, six top-10 finishes, one pole and led 76 laps.
  • In addition to his Truck Series schedule, the second-generation driver has run limited schedules in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Super Late Models. He posted one win, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 6.1 across nine ARCA Racing Series starts this season. Most recently he earned a runner-up finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Oct. 19. Burton produced two poles, four top-five and five-top top-10 finishes for an average finish of 4.2 across five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races this season. He has also recorded four Super Late Model victories this season, including the prestigious Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala.
  • DEX is the largest independent provider of office technology in the U.S. Their full-spectrum solutions are operational in thousands of small businesses as well as enterprise, Fortune 1,000 companies. With a nationwide network of 4,000 support specialists, DEX chooses the best, most reliable models from the nation’s top imaging equipment manufacturers, tested in-house for reliability, and pairs them with the unique business requirements. Digital intelligence, in-house R & D, environmental consciousness and local stewardship are the hallmarks of DEX.
Harrison Burton, Driver Q&A
 
Harrison Burton | Homestead Preview
Driver Q&A: Harrison Burton
What have you heard about racing at Homestead?
“I’ve heard a lot of things about Homestead. I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun, you’ve got to rip the fence which is exciting. I’m excited to go and run really close to the wall and be driving really hard. I’m really excited just about going and fighting for a win. That’s our goal anywhere we go now. We’re just going to go try to implement that at Homestead. It’s going to be a challenging race track, but I’m excited for the challenge and ready to go for it.”
How would you rate your 2018 season?
“It’s gone well. We haven’t got that win that we wanted yet, but we still have one more chance at Homestead. Hopefully we can go into next year with a lot of momentum. Hopefully everything for next year gets worked out well and I’ll be able to come back. I think I’ve done a good job submitting a good job application so we’ll see how it goes. I’m just ready to get back in the truck.”
 
What are your plans for the offseason?
“Finish high school hopefully. I’ve gotten a little behind because I’m always gone racing. I miss a lot of the lectures and stuff like that, so I’m working my way back into it and getting back into class mode. That’s kind of what my winter is about is setting myself up for the next few months while I’ll be gone racing.”
 
Harrison Burton Career Highlights
  • Earned three top-five, six top-10 finishes and one pole in his seven 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 in June 2018 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 DEX Imaging Tundra:
 
KBM-043: The No. 51 DEX Imaging team will race KBM-043, for Friday’s race in Homestead. This Tundra has two fifth-place finishes in 2018 – Bristol Motor Speedway with Todd Gilliland in August and Chicagoland Speedway with Brandon Jones in June.
 
KBM-043 Performance Profile
Starts
Wins
Average Start
Average Finish
Laps Led
7
0
10.0
12.3
32
KBM Notes of Interest
  • KBM drivers have collected four wins, 257 laps led, eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.8 across 20 starts at Homestead
  • Owner-driver Kyle Busch scored wins for KBM in 2010 & 2013, Darrell Wallace Jr., won in 2014 and William Byron in 2016
  • Noah Gragson will be contending for KBM’s third Driver’s championship
  • After Phoenix, the No. 51 team has two wins (both with Busch) and five poles (two with Busch, one each with Burton, David Gilliland, and Christopher Bell), nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked seventh 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
14
13
65/65
0
Running
2041/7th
9/14
Las Vegas
Brandon Jones
7
26
119/144
0
Accident
2060/8th
10/13
Talladega
David Gilliland
1
3
94/94
0
Running
2098/8th
10/27
Martinsville
Harrison Burton
2
8
200/200
0
Running
2130/7th
11/2
Texas
Harrison Burton
8
6
147/147
0
Running
2161/7th
11/9
Phoenix
Harrison Burton
3
3
150/150
46
Running
2212/7th

 

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