Harrison Burton entered for Iowa

Harrison Burton entered for Iowa

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 6, 2016) – Harrison Burton, the 15 year-old-son of former NASCAR driver and current NBC commentator Jeff Burton, will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut this Saturday at Iowa Speedway in the ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store.

Burton is slated to drive the No. 8 DEX Imaging entry for Ranier Racing with MDM.

Burton, who is currently competing in his first full-time NASCAR ride, is a member of the NASCAR Next program for 2016 and is also competing for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. DEX Imaging, which has supported Burton’s racing activities since 2013, will continue its involvement as primary sponsor of Burton in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the .875-mile oval in Newton, Iowa.

“I’m really excited to race in the ARCA Series for the first time and the opportunity to do it with a first-class program is amazing,” stated the younger Burton, who will pilot the same car that Brandon Jones drove to victory at Michigan International Speedway last month. “I hope to go to Iowa and compete for the win, but my main focus will be to learn as much as possible and continue to improve as a young driver. I’m so fortunate to have this opportunity and to have a partner in DEX Imaging that believes in me and my future.”

Burton holds the distinction of being the youngest driver to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series at 15 years and 8 days old, and will be one of the youngest competitors when he makes his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in October at Martinsville Speedway, less than three weeks after his 16th birthday.

Additional information about Ranier Racing with MDM is available at: www.RanierRacingwithMDM.com, find us on Facebook and follow the team on Twitter @RRWMDM.

Comments
m373abe

 Really happy for Harrison!!!

Darin A.

Can't wait to see him make his ARCA debut. He has done well in super late models as well as regular (or pro) late models. Definitely another name in the making.