Ward Burton

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Ward Burton
Ward Burton 1997.jpg
Burton in 1997
Born John Edward Burton III
(1961-10-25) October 25, 1961 (age 56)
South Boston, Virginia
Achievements 2002 Daytona 500 Winner
2001 Southern 500 Winner
Led Busch Series in poles in 1993
Awards 12
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
375 races run over 13 years
Best finish 9th (1999)
First race 1994 Pontiac Excitement 400 (Richmond)
Last race 2007 Subway 500 (Martinsville)
First win 1995 AC Delco 400 (Rockingham)
Last win 2002 New England 300 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 82 7
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
161 races run over 10 years
Best finish 6th (1993)
First race 1990 Pontiac 200 (Richmond)
Last race 2007 Carfax 250 (Michigan)
First win 1992 Goodwrench 200 (Rockingham)
Last win 1993 Slick 50 300 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 50 7
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 59th (2012)
First race 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of April 17, 2013.

John Edward "Ward" Burton III (born October 25, 1961) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has five career wins in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), including the 2002 Daytona 500 and the 2001 Southern 500. He is the older brother of fellow NASCAR driver and NASCAR on NBC broadcaster Jeff Burton and the father of current NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton. He currently operates the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, a conservation and sportsmans' organization.

NASCAR Busch Series career

Burton began his NASCAR Busch Series career in the 1990 season and competed full-time for four seasons. In his first season, he had 23 starts with three Top-10 finishes, ending the season in 21st place. His results improved steadily over the next three years. For his second season, he had 29 starts with two Top-5 finishes and 10 Top-10 finishes, completing the season in 18th place.

Burton's third season in 1992 brought his first win on February 29 at Rockingham in the number 27 Gwaltney car owned by Alan Dillard. He completed the season in eighth place overall with one win, three Top-5 finishes and 10 Top-10 finishes. His final full-time season in 1993 brought three more wins, nine Top-5 and 10 Top-10 finishes, ending up in sixth place in the final points standings.

In 1995, Burton started driving for Buz McCall in the No. 95 Caterpillar, Inc. Chevrolet after John Tanner was released. He drove for Bill Davis Racing in 1996 for eight starts in the No. 22 MBNA Pontiac.

Burton did not start another Busch Series race until 1999 when he ran five more races for Bill Davis with sponsorship from Siemens. He accumulated three top-5 and five top-10 finishes including a 2nd-place finish at Dover International Speedway. He also ran one race for Innovative Motorsports and their No. 47 Chevrolet.

In 2000, Burton ran five more races for Davis with sponsorship from Polaris Industries and one race with Innovative Motorsports. He then ran two races in 2001 for Tommy Baldwin Jr.'s new team with Pillsbury sponsorship.

On January 2, 2007 Brewco Motorsports Inc. announced Burton would drive the No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion in the Busch Series in 2007. Burton was to drive 20 races for Brewco Motorsports and Kleenex, beginning with the Orbitz 300 at Daytona International Speedway. He was released late in the season.

NASCAR Cup career

Burton's 1997 MBNA racecar
Burton's crew working on his 2004 car
Burton's No. 4 car in 2007

1994–1999

Burton moved up to the Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy Cup) in 1994. He ran 26 of 31 races in the No. 31 Hardee's-sponsored Chevy for A.G. Dillard Motorsports, winning his first career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway and finishing 35th in standings. He returned to the No. 31 ride in 1995 but he was released midway through the season. He moved to the No. 22 Bill Davis Racing MBNA-sponsored Pontiac after 21 races, where he won the AC-Delco 400 at Rockingham.

Caterpillar became the new primary sponsor for the car in 1999, when he picked up a 9th-place points finish.

2000–2007

In the 2000 season, he won the Mall.com 400 at Darlington Raceway and had seventeen Top 10 finishes to finish 10th in the final points standings. Bill Davis Racing switched to Dodge in the next season, when he won the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and had ten Top 10 finishes to finish 14th in the final points standings. Burton had also led the most laps in that year's Daytona 500 but retired after 173 laps after having been involved in the Big One.

In the 2002 Daytona 500, Burton drove among the lead cars and was among the lead pack late in the race. However, he took the lead because Sterling Marlin, who was in front of him at the time, climbed out of his car and tried to fix a damaged right-front fender during a red flag, drawing a penalty as repairs are prohibited during red flag conditions except for non-points paying races. As Marlin was sent to the back of the field at the restart, Burton inherited the lead and maintained it, holding off Elliott Sadler and Geoffrey Bodine for the win.[1]

He also won the New England 300 at New Hampshire but due to numerous mechanical failures, he fell to 25th in the point standings, but after his win in Loudon, however, 2002 would mark the first and only time in his career that he would win multiple races in a single season. At Bristol, he was involved in a wreck where he threw his brakepads at Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for wrecking him in turn 3 late in the race.

2003 was a season of poorer finishes for Burton. He only had four Top 10s, and he left Bill Davis Racing with five races left in the season to begin driving the No. 0 NetZero-sponsored Pontiac for Haas CNC Racing. He finished the season 21st in the final points standings.

In the 2004 season, Burton raced Haas CNC Racing's No. 0 NetZero HiSpeed-sponsored car to three Top 10 finishes but was released from the team with two races left in the season. He spent the next two seasons as a free agent. He returned to the Sprint Cup series late in the 2006 season, driving the No. 4 Lucas Oil-sponsored Chevrolet for Morgan-McClure Motorsports. His first race with the team was the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 22, 2006. He started 35th and finished 26th as the last car on the lead lap. On November 5, 2006 at Texas Motor Speedway in his next driving opportunity, he started 37th and finished 25th. On December 12, Burton signed with Morgan-McClure Motorsports to drive the No. 4 car full-time in 2007. That year, his performance was lackluster, posting a best finish of 14th. On November 12, he was released from Morgan-McClure Motorsports so that the team could "evaluate performance." Morgan-McClure closed up shop shortly afterward.

Following his release, Burton did not officially retire; however, it was not until 2012 that he returned to NASCAR, signing with Hillman Racing to run in the season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway, as well as selected races later in the year as a teammate to his son Jeb.[2]

Burton joined Turner Scott Motorsports as a driver coach for the team starting in 2013, where he assisted with driver development for the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series teams. However, just prior to the start of the 2014 season, the primary sponsor of the team defaulted on a payment, and the team was shut down.[3]

Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries

Burton (left) in 2007

On November 1, 2005, then Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner appointed Burton to the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries.[4] As a resident of Halifax County, Virginia, Burton assumed the seat on the board for Virginia's 5th Congressional District that was formerly held by C. Wilson McNeely, IV, who resigned after six years of service.

Burton, an avid sportsman, and conservationist, is the founder and president of The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, and he has been a spokesperson for Virginia's 34 state parks since 2003.

Further achievements in conservation

  • The Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, 2008.
  • Honorary co-leader of the Virginia Natural History Museum in Martinsville fundraising efforts.
  • Partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to create awareness for the need to protect and create additional wetlands in America.
  • Involved with the 4-H clubs in Alabama and Virginia through PSAs and assisting 4-H clubs to conduct wildlife enhancement programs on Foundation land.

Personal life

Burton was born in Danville, Virginia but considers South Boston, Virginia his hometown. Burton and his wife, Tabitha, have three children—John Edward IV (Jeb), Sarah, and Ashton. He owns several thousand acres of hunting land in rural Virginia close to his hometown of South Boston, Virginia. He also has a home in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Burton's family ancestry can be traced back through Colonial Virginia where the landing of his earliest ancestor Richard Burton came over to the Jamestown Colony.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
1994 A.G. Dillard Motorsports 31 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
RCH
35
ATL
40
DAR
21
BRI
25
NWS
DNQ
MAR
16
TAL
DNQ
SON
36
CLT
37
DOV
37
POC
42
MCH
29
DAY
36
NHA
42
POC
2
TAL
DNQ
IND
31
GLN
24
MCH
29
BRI
36
DAR
34
RCH
25
DOV
27
MAR
35
NWS
18
CLT
41
CAR
9
PHO
21
ATL
41
35th 1971 [5]
1995 DAY
15
CAR
9
RCH
22
ATL
DNQ
DAR
25
BRI
21
NWS
24
MAR
25
TAL
32
SON
21
CLT
41
DOV
38
POC
19
MCH
18
DAY
35
NHA
39
POC
11
TAL
20
IND
35
GLN
19
MCH
6
22nd 2926 [6]
Bill Davis Racing 22 Pontiac BRI
34
DAR
4
RCH
11
DOV
21
MAR
21
NWS
DNQ
CLT
7
CAR
1
PHO
42
ATL
5
1996 DAY
26
CAR
41
RCH
13
ATL
15
DAR
38
BRI
33
NWS
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TAL
27
SON
10
CLT
11
DOV
16
POC
35
MCH
35
DAY
41
NHA
25
POC
22
TAL
33
IND
36
GLN
32
MCH
35
BRI
8
DAR
40
RCH
37
DOV
7
MAR
DNQ
NWS
DNQ
CLT
7
CAR
17
PHO
22
ATL
12
33rd 2411 [7]
1997 DAY
8
CAR
23
RCH
24
ATL
12
DAR
18
TEX
7
BRI
18
MAR
18
SON
10
TAL
42
CLT
36
DOV
34
POC
38*
MCH
35
CAL
28
DAY
26
NHA
36
POC
15
IND
19
GLN
41
MCH
28
BRI
17
DAR
27
RCH
7
NHA
23
DOV
22
MAR
7
CLT
8
TAL
DNQ
CAR
26
PHO
42
ATL
9
24th 2987 [8]
1998 DAY
25
CAR
11
LVS
18
ATL
24
DAR
11
BRI
17
TEX
15
MAR
28
TAL
8
CAL
12
CLT
34
DOV
29
RCH
19
MCH
8
POC
24
SON
40
NHA
23
POC
34
IND
34
GLN
21
MCH
37
BRI
37
NHA
31
DAR
12
RCH
28
DOV
33
MAR
11
CLT
2
TAL
30
DAY
7
PHO
14
CAR
7
ATL
14
16th 3352 [9]
1999 DAY
24
CAR
28
LVS
2
ATL
8
DAR
8
TEX
16
BRI
9
MAR
27
TAL
32
CAL
6
RCH
9
CLT
8
DOV
22
MCH
4
POC
29
SON
35
DAY
7
NHA
15
POC
40
IND
6
GLN
43
MCH
43
BRI
9
DAR
2
RCH
34
NHA
8
DOV
11
MAR
13
CLT
5
TAL
4
CAR
2
PHO
13
HOM
14
ATL
11
9th 4062 [10]
2000 DAY
8
CAR
3
LVS
23
ATL
8
DAR
1*
BRI
3
TEX
14
MAR
11
TAL
10
CAL
6
RCH
6
CLT
13
DOV
8
MCH
6
POC
27
SON
21
DAY
7
NHA
18
POC
28
IND
28
GLN
22
MCH
9
BRI
11
DAR
6
RCH
8
NHA
30
DOV
40
MAR
43
CLT
10
TAL
22
CAR
8
PHO
12
HOM
39
ATL
3
10th 4152 [11]
2001 Dodge DAY
35*
CAR
16
LVS
21
ATL
11
DAR
12
BRI
5
TEX
21
MAR
22
TAL
33
CAL
42
RCH
21
CLT
9
DOV
14
MCH
38
POC
40
SON
6
DAY
4
CHI
20
NHA
20
POC
38
IND
6
GLN
41
MCH
33
BRI
12
DAR
1
RCH
12
DOV
33
KAN
41
CLT
3
MAR
3
TAL
21
PHO
13
CAR
6
HOM
13
ATL
5
NHA
42
14th 3846 [12]
2002 DAY
1
CAR
13
LVS
21
ATL
7
DAR
31
BRI
25
TEX
43
MAR
14
TAL
15
CAL
18
RCH
30*
CLT
42
DOV
37
POC
33
MCH
42
SON
40
DAY
9
CHI
41
NHA
1
POC
14
IND
30
GLN
20
MCH
29
BRI
37
DAR
6
RCH
8
NHA
38
DOV
43
KAN
43
TAL
10
CLT
33
MAR
5*
ATL
16
CAR
40
PHO
19
HOM
12
25th 3362 [13]
2003 DAY
38
CAR
18
LVS
25
ATL
18
DAR
29
BRI
33
TEX
12
TAL
7
MAR
25
CAL
21
RCH
11
CLT
10
DOV
37
POC
8
MCH
30
SON
16
DAY
30
CHI
19
NHA
25
POC
19
IND
26
GLN
6
MCH
14
BRI
13
DAR
19
RCH
15
NHA
39
DOV
29
TAL
14
KAN
21
CLT
28
MAR
18
21st 3550 [14]
Haas CNC Racing 0 Pontiac ATL
13
PHO
41
CAR
18
HOM
32
2004 Chevy DAY
17
CAR
9
LVS
26
ATL
13
DAR
18
BRI
28
TEX
32
MAR
22
TAL
40
CAL
10
RCH
20
CLT
16
DOV
19
POC
17
MCH
30
SON
24
DAY
40
CHI
19
NHA
29
POC
31
IND
39
GLN
37
MCH
30
BRI
18
CAL
31
RCH
40
NHA
25
DOV
37
TAL
10
KAN
30
CLT
19
MAR
28
ATL
30
PHO
40
DAR HOM 32nd 2929 [15]
2006 Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR
26
ATL TEX
25
PHO
28
HOM
DNQ
53rd 252 [16]
2007 DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS
43
ATL
DNQ
BRI
18
MAR
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
36
TAL
36
RCH
35
DAR
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
DOV
41
POC
33
MCH
DNQ
SON
DNQ
NHA
43
DAY
DNQ
CHI
41
IND
14
POC
43
GLN
DNQ
MCH
20
BRI
33
CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
NHA
41
DOV
DNQ
KAN
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
CLT
43
MAR
38
ATL
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM 47th 939 [17]
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1994 A.G. Dillard Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
1995 21 15
1996 Bill Davis Racing Pontiac 13 26
1997 17 8
1998 9 25
1999 18 24
2000 6 8
2001 Dodge 10 35
2002 19 1
2003 17 38
2004 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet 19 17
2007 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ

Busch Series

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBGNC Pts Ref
1990 Sam Ard Racing 5 Buick DAY RCH
15
CAR
27
MAR
17
HCY DAR
30
BRI
18
NZH
30
MYB
31
OXF NHA BRI
30
RCH
24
MAR
21
21st 2271 [18]
Falcon Racing 9 Chevy LAN
13
SBO
26
HCY
12
CLT DOV ROU
13
VOL
25
SBO
6
DUB
7
IRP ROU
16
CLT
7
NHA
27
CAR
22
Sam Ard Racing 5 Chevy DAR
40
65 Pontiac DOV
40
MAR
1991 Henderson Motorsports 75 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH
34
CAR
26
MAR
9
VOL
24
HCY BRI
29
NZH
12
DOV
4
ROU
13
18th 3145 [19]
Chevy DAR
33
CLT
9
Buick LAN
10
SBO
29
A.G. Dillard Motorsports 27 Buick HCY
15
MYB
8
GLN
22
OXF
14
NHA
34
SBO
18
DUB
26
IRP
26
ROU
17
BRI
15
DAR
36
RCH
9
DOV
3
CLT
12*
NHA
22
CAR
24
MAR
6
1992 Chevy DAY
3
TAL
30
MCH
28
8th 3648 [20]
Buick CAR
1
RCH
27
ATL
37
MAR
19
DAR
7
BRI
18
HCY
7
LAN
21
DUB
9
NZH
17
CLT
6
DOV
6
ROU
12
MYB
7
GLN
15
VOL
19
NHA
22
IRP
13
ROU
8
NHA
39
BRI
5
DAR
11
RCH
11
DOV
21
CLT
16
MAR
16
CAR
18
HCY
21
1993 2 Chevy DAY
21
CLT
11
GLN
3
TAL
22
IRP
4
MCH
24
NHA
25
DAR
23
DOV
30
ROU
25
CLT
7
CAR
2
ATL
1*
6th 3413 [21]
Buick CAR
24
RCH
32
DAR
4
BRI
17
HCY
16
ROU
1*
MAR
1*
NZH
3*
DOV
35
MYB
2
MLW
19
BRI
24
RCH
22
MAR
17
HCY
12
1995 American Equipment Racing 95 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA
13
NZH CLT
11
DOV
31
MYB GLN MLW TAL
36
SBO
5
IRP
8
MCH
8
BRI DAR
3
RCH DOV
12
CLT
38
CAR
4
HOM
31
31st 1389 [22]
1996 Fred Turner Racing 22 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL
8
NSV DAR
10
BRI HCY NZH CLT
10
DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH
12
BRI DAR
19
RCH
16
DOV
14
CLT
41
CAR
DNQ
HOM 47th 919 [23]
1998 Michael Waltrip Racing 14 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM NA  – [24]
1999 Bill Davis Racing 02 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL
DNQ
NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV
2
SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH
4
BRI DAR
4
CLT
6
CAR MEM PHO HOM
10
53rd 851 [25]
Innovative Motorsports 47 Chevy RCH
32
DOV
2000 Bill Davis Racing 22 Pontiac DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL
34
RCH NHA CLT
34
DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH
4
BRI CLT
12
CAR
5
MEM PHO HOM 54th 724 [26]
Innovative Motorsports 48 Chevy DAR
5
RCH DOV
2001 Tommy Baldwin Racing 5 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT
8
MEM PHO CAR HOM
7
70th 288 [27]
2007 Brewco Motorsports 27 Ford DAY
32
CAL
34
MXC LVS
15
ATL
21
BRI
27
NSH TEX
21
PHO
20
TAL
8
RCH
25
DAR
21
CLT
19
DOV
17
NSH KEN MLW NHA
16
DAY
19
CHI
22
GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH
35
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 40th 1555 [28]

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NCWTC Pts Ref
2012 Hillman Racing 27 Chevy DAY
8
MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 59th 36 [29]

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  24. ^ "Ward Burton  – 1998 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Ward Burton  – 1999 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Ward Burton  – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Ward Burton  – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Ward Burton  – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Ward Burton  – 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  • The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide 1998–99, by Bill Fleischman and Al Pearce (1999)
  • wardburton.com

External links

  • Official website
  • Ward Burton driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
Achievements
Preceded by
Michael Waltrip
Daytona 500 Winner
2002
Succeeded by
Michael Waltrip
Preceded by
Bobby Labonte
Southern 500 Winner
2001
Succeeded by
Jeff Gordon
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