Jeff Burton will become the sixth driver to make 1,000 NASCAR national series starts when he competes this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. He plans to add to his total next season, but isn't saying where.
''I feel that I know what I'm going to be doing, it's just you all don't,'' Burton said Friday.
The 46-year-old Burton has been one of NASCAR's most respected drivers during a career that's spanned three decades.
He will likely gear back next season after an eight-year run with Richard Childress Racing this year. Burton says he has some plans in place in place for next season and is still working out details for the rest of 2014.
''I will be involved in the sport,'' he said. ''There is a place for me. I want to be here. I feel like I can contribute, so I would be surprised if five years from now, I wasn't still involved in the sport.''
Burton has taken his time to sort out what he will do in 2014 and beyond. It will include some part-time racing, but beyond that he w...