Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/8/13
FORT WORTH, Texas Texas Motor Speedway brings out the best in the Burtons. Jeb Burton, the son of former Sprint Cup driver Ward Burton and nephew of Jeff Burton, notched his first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday night by holding off Ty Dillon at the WinStar World Casino 400. Jeb Burtons victory comes at the same track his uncle Jeff won his first Sprint Cup race in the inaugural Cup race at the track in 1997. Jeb Burton, a rookie who has done everything but win this year, put things together on the final restart and then watched Dillon in his mirror for the final 24 laps. He ended up winning by just .139 seconds, the second closest race at the track in the NCWTS. "We worked really hard to get here," said Burton, who watched last years race from his couch because he didnt have a sponsor. "I knew I could do it if I had the team, equipment and crew chief. It means a lot." It meant a lot for his father too, who was at the track watching the race. "This is the most special moment in motorsports Ive ever experienced," said Ward Burton, who won the Daytona 500 in 2002. "Hes just driving off pure, raw talent. He doesnt have any experience (12 races in the series). I cant tell you how proud I am of him." Jeb Burton led 25 laps, including the crucial final 24 after Ross Chastain brought out the races third and final caution. Dillon dominated most of the race, leading a race a race high 76 laps. He was the leader out of the pits after the yellow and restarted on the outside with Jeb Burton on the inside. But Burton got a push from Matt Crafton on the backstretch and completed the pass of Dillon. Dillon tried different ways to run Jeb Burton down, by ran out of time. He said if he had to do the final restart over again, he would have done everything the same way. "If we had one more corner or straightaway," said Dillon. "It was a great race. Jeb did a great job. But our Bass Pro Shops Chevy was the dominant truck all night." Jeb Burtons win certainly wasnt a fluke. Hes already started on the pole three times and he has five top-10 finishes. Fridays victory also moved him within 23 points of Crafton for the series lead. "Its big," Jeb Burton said of win No. 1. "We needed to get one and I think we can start clicking them off. Every week its fun to come to the racetrack." Rookie German Quiroga finished third with Crafton fourth.
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