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Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Every 15 (or so) years in the sport of NASCAR there seems to be a seamless passing of the torch, where aging stars of NASCAR are replaced with up and coming youngsters with raw, untapped talent. For the last couple of years it didn’t seem like a youth movement was anywhere near fruition. Now the future is beginning to look as bright as the sun. This week it was announced that Jeff Burton will no longer drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet in 2014. Burton had been a mainstay at RCR since 2005, and he made the Chase for the Sprint Cup four times. The move seems to have been made due to lack of sponsorship, but it also seems — from the outside at least — to be a way to clear out space for Ryan Newman, who is ten years younger than Burton. The move would on the surface be an upgrade as Newman has won a race in each of the last four seasons, and he has made the Chase in two ...
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In what had to have been a very tough decision for all parties involved, Jeff Burton and Richard Childress Racing will go their separate ways after the conclusion of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series they announced Wednesday afternoon. The move was rumored to be happening earlier in the week[...]
Jeff Burton will not be returning to pilot the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in 2014, the organization announced in a press release on Wednesday.
The decision to not return next season was Burton’s, according to the release. Burton, who has been with RCR since 2005, won 4 of his 21 career wins with the team.
Burton said during an afternoon teleconference that he...