Burton Gets Sponsor For Rest Of Year
May 27, 2014 | 11:43 A.M. EST
Jeb Burton will run the rest of the Camping World Truck Series after getting sponsorship from Estes Express Lines. (Photo: ThorSport Racing)
Estes Express Lines today announced that it will serve as primary sponsor for ThorSport Racing's No. 13 Toyota Tundra driven by Jeb Burton for the balance of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, beginning with Friday's Lucas Oil 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Burton ranks eighth in the Truck series points standings after finishing 15th at Charlotte earlier this month.
Estes' president and CEO Rob Estes was the keynote speaker at an unveiling ceremony for the No. 13 Estes Toyota at the transportation company's Richmond, Va., headquarters.
Estes and other company leaders expressed widespread enthusiasm for their first motorsports program in the company's 83-year history.
Burton, 21, is a second-generation stock-car racer whose father, Ward Burton won the 2002 Daytona 500 and whose uncle, Jeff Burton is a 21-race winner in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. With shared roots in the small towns of rural southern Virginia, the Estes and Burton families are distant relatives.
"It's an honor to be driving the No. 13 Estes Toyota," Jeb Burton said. "Each time I get behind the wheel, I'm not only representing the Burton family and ThorSport Racing, now I have the privilege of representing everyone at Estes, which means a team of almost 15,000 employees including more than 6,000 truck drivers."
ThorSport Racing is in its 19th consecutive season of fielding teams in the Truck Series. Its fleet includes the No. 88 Menards Toyota driven by defending NCWTS drivers' champion Matt Crafton and the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota driven by Johnny Sauter.
In 2013 ThorSport also won drivers' and owners' championships in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with its No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota Camry.