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Jeff Burton and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team battled back to a top-15 finish of 11th at Pocono Raceway. Starting the 400-mile event from the 24th position after rain forced NASCAR officials to cancel Friday’s qualifying session, the 21-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner worked his way into the top 20 early while battling a loose on exit and tight in the middle-handling condition.
Burton began to find speed as the race progressed, but a missed shift on a restart relegated the Richard Childress Racing driver to the 27th position on lap 75. By the time the next caution flag was displayed on lap 126, Burton was solidly back in the top 20. The Caterpillar team didn’t give up over the course of the race, making several chassis adjustments to remedy the ill-handling condition during multiple pit stops and finally started to showcase speed in the latter stages of long runs.
The 45-year-old driver restarted in the top 15 on lap 129 and worked his way into the top 10 five laps...
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Fans can get their Toyota/Save Mart 350 race weekend off on the right foot by joining NASCAR driver Jeff Burton for a one-mile walk and breakfast, all in the name of heart health, June 21.
Burton, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet, will team up with a Bay Area heart transplant survivor to kick off this year’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 in the first-ever Heart Walk to BEAT Heart Disease...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished ninth (Kevin Harvick), 11th (Jeff Burton) and 30th (Paul Menard).
Following the event at Pocono Raceway, Harvick remains fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 87 markers, while Menard ranks 12th, 136 points back, and Burton sits 21st, 165 points out...