Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 9/2/14
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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