Charlotte, N.C. – Harrison Burton will be very busy in 2017. As announced earlier, Harrison has signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) to compete in a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. He has also just reached an agreement with MDM Motorsports to compete for a championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East as well as racing in select ARCA races. In addition, Fury Racing signed Harrison to participate in marquee Super Late Model races across the country,
With an eye and commitment toward the future of NASCAR, six sponsors have stepped up to support Burton next season, including DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and Rheem Manufacturing Company. Burton, a 16-year-old, second-generation driver, is set to begin his year at the K&N Pro Series East race in New Smyrna on February 19th.
“I’m truly fortunate to compete with three teams that will give me the best chance to have success at the highest levels. I’m incredibly grateful to have not one, but six, corporate partners so committed to my future and that of the sport,” Burton said. “DEX Imaging, Toyota, Morton Buildings, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ollie’s and Rheem Manufacturing could have put their resources toward a more veteran driver, so I am extremely appreciative they chose to support me, and I am thrilled to work with them this season.”
DEX Imaging will serve as Burton’s primary sponsor on his KBM Truck at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway and both Martinsville Speedway races, Hunt Brothers Pizza sponsor at Eldora Speedway, and Morton Buildings at Iowa Speedway. DEX Imaging also will provide primary sponsorship for his K&N Pro Series East quest for a championship. Rheem Manufacturing will sponsor select number of K&N Pro Series East and ARCA races.
“DEX Imaging is a rising company and everyone here believes in Harrison’s bright future, so we are very excited to grow together,” said DEX Imaging CEO, Dan Doyle. “DEX Imaging has supported Harrison since his entry into stock car racing several years ago. We are looking forward to expanding into the Truck Series, while continuing support at all levels.”
Burton, who recently signed a multi-year representation agreement with KHI Management, made his Truck Series debut for KBM at Martinsville Speedway in October of last year, finishing 22nd. He is a member of the prestigious NASCAR Next class of 2016-’17, an elite group of 11 drivers designated as part of an industry-wide initiative designed to spotlight the best and brightest rising young stars in racing.
The son of former NASCAR driver, current NASCAR on NBC analyst and fellow KHI Management client Jeff Burton, Harrison competed as a rookie in the 2016 K&N Pro Series East, finishing seventh in the point standings with one pole position.
As a 15-year-old, the Huntersville, N.C., native competed in one ARCA race in 2016, notching a third-place finish in his series debut. The previous year, he made history by becoming the youngest driver ever to compete in the K&N Pro Series West (15 years, eight days old). Burton also became the youngest winner in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history by winning at New Smyrna Speedway in 2014.
In 2016, Burton won three Super Late Model races, including an important victory in the Southern Super Series at Five Flags Speedway. In addition, he earned his first pole position in the Late Model Series at the age of 11 and won his first Pro Late Model race the following year. Furthermore, Burton proved his talent from the outset, winning three Quarter Midget championships early in his racing career.
For more information on Burton, please follow him on social media at facebook.com/OfficialHarrisonBurton, Instagram at @HarrisonBurton12 and Twitter at @HBurtonRacing.
-KHI Management Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com