Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Michael J Smith0
Burton Joins NBC Broadcast Booth
Jeff Burton, who was recently signed by Michael Waltrip Racing to drive part time in the Sprint Cup Series and test for that team, has also signed with NBC as a NASCAR analyst.
Sam Flood, an executive producer with NBC, said:
Jeff Burton was always the first person we would seek out when there was breaking news or an issue that needed to be covered throughout our previous contract with NASCAR, so he was the first person we called for this role. His insights, keen observations and many trophies have earned the respect of everyone involved with the sport. He will be an outstanding analyst, and has everyone here looking even more forward to getting started.
Burton will split time between the broadcast booth and the seat of the No. 66 Sprint Cup Toyota until 2015, when NBC starts its exclusive coverage of the Sprint cup and Nationwide Series races. Then, Burton will become a full time analyst.