Posted April 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer Ward Burton's transition from race car driver to parent of a race car driver hasn't always been easy. In at least one instance, watching as son Jeb, now 19, as he tore up the track was downright frightening. ''On his first go kart race, the first lap he made, Ward said, `My chest. I don't know if I can take this. I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack,''' Ward's wife, Tabitha, recalled, laughing at her husband, who raced 13 years in the Sprint Cup Series. ''And I said, `Welcome to my world. This is what it's like. Wait until he's in a car and someone's wrecking him. You want to kill somebody.''' Being a spectator has gotten easier over time, and last weekend the Burtons had to travel only about 60 miles from their South Boston home to see Jeb take his next big step forward as he made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series. In perhaps the tamest race at Martinsville Speedway in the history of the truck series, he...
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