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Harrison Burton Returns to KBM

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Harrison Burton will continue his development as a driver, as he will return to Kyle Busch Motorsports. The son of former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton will run nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra, beginning with Martinsville Speedway on March 24.

“Harrison made great strides as a driver in 2017 and we look forward to being a part of his continued development by expanding his schedule at KBM in 2018,” Kyle Busch said. “He proved capable of winning races in a variety of series last year and with each Truck Series start you could see his confidence grow and his performance improve. We’re confident that his first Truck Series win is just around the corner.”

Over the past two years, the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion has made seven truck starts, following his debut at Martinsville in October 2006. Last year, he posted an average finish of 12.3 and career-best fourth at Martinsville in October in six events.

“Returning to KBM and knowing that they had the confidence in me to add races to my schedule for this year is a huge honor,” Burton said. “KBM has a developed a culture of winning races and I’m confident that everything I learned throughout my six-race schedule last year has helped me be prepared to carry on the winning tradition this year.”

Burton’s schedule will be made up of both races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway as well as Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Iowa Speedway in Newton, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont., the November race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway and the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.

KBM stated sponsor and crew chief announcements will be forth coming.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.