Posts tagged: Jeff Burton

Feb 18 2011

2011 Daytona 500 Qualifying

Its official, after the completion of the two qualifying races today; here is the starting lineup for the 53rd running of the super bowl of racing, the Daytona 500:
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2 24 Jeff Gordon
3 22 Kurt Busch
4 31 Jeff Burton
5 78 Regan Smith
6 33 Clint Bowyer
7 29 Kevin Harvick
8 115 Michael Waltrip
9 17 Matt Kenseth
10 18 Kyle Busch
11 4 Kasey Kahne
12 192 Brian Keselowski
13 42 Juan Montoya
14 1 Jamie McMurray
15 43 A.J. Allmendinger
16 2 Brad Keselowski
17 5 Mark Martin
18 11 Denny Hamlin
19 27 Paul Menard
20 56 Martin Truex Jr.
21 39 Ryan Newman
22 99 Carl Edwards
23 48 Jimmie Johnson
24 00 David Reutimann
25 14 Tony Stewart
26 16 Greg Biffle
27 83 Brian Vickers
28 37 Robert Richardson Jr.
29 09 Bill Elliott
30 7 Robby Gordon
31 47 Bobby Labonte
32 21 Trevor Bayne
33 46 J.J. Yeley
34 6 David Ragan
35 9 Marcos Ambrose
36 77 Steve Wallace
37 71 Andy Lally
38 20 Joey Logano
39 34 David Gilliland
40 38 Travis Kvapil
41 87 Joe Nemechek
42 36 Dave Blaney
43 32 Terry Labonte

Now, Dale Earnhardt will not be starting the Daytona 500 in the first position, he has to go to the back because he wrecked his car and has to use a backup car. Jeff Gordon MAY have to go to the back as well if they can’t get the damage fixed from his wreck/incident in the second Gatorade duel today. Speaking of the duels here is how they finished in the first duel: Read more »

Apr 15 2007

Jeff Burton First Repeat Winner at Texas

Jeff Burton completes the pass on Matt Kenseth with 1 lap to go to win the Samsung 500, Jeff Burton lead one lap during the race, the last and most important one. Matt Kenseth finishes second, Mark Martin 3rd, Jeff Gordon 4th and Jamie McMurray finshes 5th.

Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch are just a few of the front runners who had trouble in todays race.

Jeff Gordon will still be the points leader, but just by 8 points.

For a complete listing of the finish by car number check out the Nascar twitter.

Sep 26 2006

You’ve got 10 races to go and you gotta go

Those were the words of Danny Lawrence, Childress’ assistant head engine builder, no truer wwords were spoken, but, with two engine failures, they may still back off a little on their engine program. Both Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer had problems with their valve trains, and Lawrence said he was surprised that Burton’s car made it to victory lane, saying he’s living right or something.

The RCR Chevrolets of both Kevin Harvick, who came into the Dover 400 leading the standings, and rookie Clint Bowyer, who finished eighth, suffered similar valve train failures on Sunday.

Burton said it was too soon to determine if any changes would be made before next weekend’s Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway, but Danny Lawrence, Childress’ assistant head engine builder and the chief Cup engine tuner at the track, was of a mind to back off, at least standing in the rain after the race at Dover. Source: Nascar.com

Harvick was the leader in the points going in, and now has fallen to fifth, 54 points behind, after he finished 32nd.

“I blew up,” Harvick said. “The guys have done a great job all year — that is the first time we had an engine failure in I don’t know how long.

“What do you do?”

“We will be fine [and] just keep racing.”

Sep 25 2006

Second Chase for the Cup Race: Dover

Jeff Burton wins at Dover. You know, I’m happy he won, Jeff Burton is a real good guy and I’ve always liked him, or at least I don’t dislike him, but he’s hurting my race team! He needs to have a bad day so I can sew this thing up, he’s making it a lot closer for me than it needs to be, hehe.

Kevin Harvick had a failure, the first in a long time, and a bad time it is, Kasey Kahne had a bad day was well, Kyle Busch says he is out, and some may be counting out Jimmie Johnson. While I don’t think it’s a good idea to say they are out for sure just yet, the deeper the hole gets the harder it is to win it.

Jeff Gordon finishes third and is now second in points, just six behind Jeff Burton! Hooty Hoooo! Talk about a great time to get hot, just like Kurt Busch did the first year of the chase, when Gordon actually finished with more points, if you still counted by the old points system. Here are the points standings after Dover:

1 +4 Jeff Burton 5351 Leader
2 +2 Jeff Gordon 5345 -6
3 — Matt Kenseth 5333 -18
4 -2 Denny Hamlin* 5333 -18
5 -4 Kevin Harvick 5297 -54
6 — Mark Martin 5276 -75
7 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5249 -102
8 +1 Jimmie Johnson 5215 -136
9 -1 Kasey Kahne 5169 -182
10 — Kyle Busch 5127 -224

Next week is Kansas, where Gordon has an average finish of sixth, the closest driver who is in the chase is Jimmie Johnson with an average finish of 13.8. Gordon has three top fives and four top tens there, so I’m just hoping for your usual Gordon finish at Kansas.

Jimmie Johnson’s goal this weekend?

“Our goal this weekend [at Kansas] is to win practice, win the pole and win the race. Not necessarily in that order.”

Sounds like a good goal, lets hope he doesn’t get it!

Just saw this article on Nascar.com about Jr and his disapointing finish Sunday, he had this to say,

“It’s another frustrating day, but what can you do?” Earnhardt said. “The car was good early on in the high line. I could really get a run on a lot of guys running up top, but we were never worth a damn in the low groove.

“The nose would push, push, push all day and it got worse and worse as the race went on. We struggled a little bit [so] we’re lucky we finished 21st.”

He finished by saying we are only 100 points out and have eight races to go, thats plenty of time. I agree, anything can and will happen in Nascar, all it takes is for the right wreck to collect the wrong people. If you are an Earnhardt fan, it’s a good read.

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