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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 CAT Chevrolet, is interviewed during NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway on February 4, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Richard Childress Racing's Jeff Burton knows that there is one thing that, in the end, will be more important than anything else when it comes to NASCAR's new Generation 6 car -- how it performs on the racetrack. Burton, one of the thought-provoking veterans in the Sprint Cup Series, seems pleased with the car. He applauds that the new model -- as he says he heard in a phrase Monday -- will "put the stock back in stock-car racing." In the end, though, when the sheer excitement of watching the Gen 6 develop, of seeing something one truly recognizes on the track and simply seeing something new wears off -- there will be one thing fans are looking for the most -- performance. First, Burton says he is genuinely excited to bring fans a race with cars on the track that looks like the ones they drove to it. "I think that's good for the manufacturers," he said. "We've got V8, fuel-injected rear-wheel drive race cars in the showroom; V8, fuel-injection, rear-wheel drives on the racetrack...
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