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Last year Jeff Burton finished 19th in points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
One of South Boston’s (Virginia that is) finest, Jeff Burton is a guy with a definite history in NASCAR. The 45-year-old looks to race in his 21st season and potentially have a shot at the Chase for the Cup. Burton has posted 27 wins over his historical tenure in NASCAR. If he is given a great car this year, Burton has every chance at being a top-15 driver by the end of the year.
Overall Points: Burton ended the year with 883 points, but if he can find the winner’s circle in 2013, this point total should rise. He could definitely be looking at a top-15 points finish.
Wins: Burton failed to post a win in 2012, but he’s no stranger to the winner’s circle. I would definitely suggest using him as a spot start at Texas.
Top-10 Finishes: With eight top 10s in 2012, Burton showed us that age has not affected his ability to drive. These eight top-10 finishes helped me bring in a lot of cash last year.
Laps Lead: Burton led a total of 38 laps last year. I would have expected a lot more consistency out of Burton, and hopefully we will see him improve on this stat in 2013.
Pole Position: Over his career Burton has taken down eight poles. He failed to register a pole last year and will need help from his team to to find one this year.
Team Strength: Burton has a strong team backing with Richard Childress Racing. Oddly enough, RCR is located about ten minutes from my house, and I have been lucky enough to tour the RCR compound and know that they are working diligently to provide their guys with the best cars on the track. It won’t be easy, but with RCR at his back, Burton should be a great selection in multiple formats.
Burton has been around the track quite a few times. Even though Burton’s getting older, his driving hasn’t suffered. I think this year will be more of the same for Burton and he should see another full slate for RCR. There are some young bucks moving up the ladder in the RCR circuit, but I don’t see it affecting Burton as long as he has the desire to drive. He is a spot guy for most daily fantasy racing players and should be used at certain tracks. Considering Burton’s past history, I usually put him in my arsenal at Texas or Daytona (if I need a value play). If Burton starts hot, I wouldn’t be afraid to use him in any daily fantasy racing format.