Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Jeff Burton offers great Long Shot odds to win at Richmond

The native Virginian is 100/1 to win this week
Jeff Burton
No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This week’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway
… Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 421 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway in March and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Third-Place) in July.

Career Richmond Stats … Burton grew up two hours away from the Richmond, Va.-based facility in South Boston, Va. Saturday’s event marks Burton’s 39th start at the 0.75-mile facility and 681st-career NSCS start. He has amassed one win (1998), one pole award (2000), 10 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at the historic track.

No Stranger to Victory Lane … Burton has made three trips to Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Sprint Cup Series event in September 1998 and NASCAR Nationwide Series races in June 1998 and September 2000.

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Team Chevy … Burton is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer session at the Team Chevy Stage at Richmond International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 7at 3:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

Race Rewind 2012 … After a rain shower postponed the start of the 2012 Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, Burton started the race from the 20th position and the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet team persevered to finish sixth under the lights in the Federated Auto Parts 400.


Describe the characteristics of Richmond International Raceway.

“Richmond International Raceway has these big, wide sweeping corners in turns three and four while turns one and two are much tighter. The track also has enough width to put on good side-by-side racing. I think it is the perfect-sized race track. I wish we had more 0.75-mile race tracks on the schedule. We always have good racing at Richmond. Over the last few years, the track hasn’t developed a second groove and we’re used to having two or three grooves at Richmond in the past. We don’t have that anymore and it has been disappointing because the racing is so much better with multiple grooves. The racing is still great at Richmond and it is a fun place to visit too.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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