The NASCAR season is back upon us and it is time to get you caught up with everything that happened in the offseason. Start ‘N’ Park Blog will be going through their list of drivers running the full schedule in 2013 and telling you what you can expect from those drivers in the new year. Today’s entry is the driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Jeff Burton.
Driver: Jeff Burton
Team: Richard Childress Racing
Crew Chief: Luke Lambert
2012 Finish: 19th
What’s new for 2013: Burton has a new crew chief in Luke Lambert.
Mike’s Rank: 22nd
Mike’s Take: Either Burton improves by leaps and bounds in 2013 or he should just hang it up. I think he’s still good enough to finish decent, just not good enough to do much more than 22nd.
Jason’s Rank: 11th
Jason’s Take: Burton will surprise some people in 2013 by winning a few races and being very successful with the new car. Burton’s success with the new car will led to him winning a few races and earning a wild card spot. Burton won’t do anything in the Chase but this season will be a much better one for Burton.
Brandon’s Rank: 17th
Brandon’s Take: It appears that Jeff Burton is going to be fast this year (if his SpeedWeeks test speeds are correct).
Brittany’s Rank: 21st
Brittany’s Take: It’s almost time to retire for this guy.