Season Review: Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton continued his amazing run at Richard Childress Racing in 2007.

The veteran driver once again made the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup and brought home the team's AT&T Chevrolet home seventh in the final standings.

With six top ten finishes to end the season, Burton finished the year on an up note and showed no signs of slowing down.

But despite the solid year, which included a victory at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring, Burton wasn't completely satisfied with the effort.

"We've done a good job," Burton said. "We haven't done a great job. My grading scale is pretty tough. If you look at us in comparison to the entire field I think you could give us a' B+' but if you look at us and you grade us on our goals I'd have to give us a 'C.' Our goals were to win more races, lead more laps, win a championship and we've fallen short in several of those categories. So I'd have to give us a 'C' but that's because I have high expectations."

"A lot of people are going to look at that and say 'well, he's just being a brat, he had a good year and he's saying he had a 'C' but the reality of it is, we're not here to be here. We are here to make the Chase; that's a great thing to make the Chase, but we're here to contend for the championship and we didn't do that in a year where I thought we could. So we're disappointed."

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