NBC Sports Group NASCAR analyst assured just one particular race in 2014 by Michael Waltrip Racing
By: Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press on March 5, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – This trip at Las Vegas is currently the only guaranteed commence for Jeff Burton in 2014.
Jeff Burton will depart the television studio this weekend to make his first commence of the season.
The 21-time Cup winner left Richard Childress Racing at the finish of last season and at first announced a deal as a test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing with only one particular assured race — Sunday at Las Vegas. He’;s since been named an analyst for NBC Sports activities Group’;s coverage of NASCAR.
So after sitting out the very first 2 weeks of the season, Burton will be behind the wheel of the No. 66 Toyota at Las Vegas. It is portion of a new partnership among MWR and Jay Robinson Racing that allows the No. 66 to compete in all Sprint Cup races with Joe Nemechek as the primary driver, and Burton and Michael Waltrip on event.
“I am truly seeking forward to acquiring back in a race auto this weekend,” Burton stated. “We invested a good deal of time testing this winter. I truly like the course that Michael Waltrip Racing is heading.”
Though Las Vegas is the only announced race to date, Burton explained he feels a lot more races are coming.
“There are other ones we really feel fairly positive about that we’;re going to run, but we haven’;t really talked about it nevertheless so we might modify our mind,” he mentioned. “We received to run where it make sense to run and not just run because we want to run. It’;s received to be portion of a prepare and if it really is not, we’;re producing a error.”
Burton has 16 career Cup commences at Las Vegas and won in 1999 and 2000.
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