Cup Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Michael J Smith


MWR Signs Burton To Run Part Time

Michael Waltrip Racing has signed Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014.

Burton will drive the No. 66 Toyota at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March of 2014.

Burton will also test the No. 55 Toyota for Brian Vickers, while Vickers is still on medical leave.

Team co-owner Rob Kauffman said:

Michael Waltrip Racing has two teams and drivers racing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in 2014 and our third team will play a very important role in that pursuit. We were extremely fortunate to have a driver as experienced and respected as Jeff Burton come available. He will be able to have an immediate impact as we continue to strive for that last one percent that separates champions from contenders.

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