Harrison Burton Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Harrison Burton

Harrison Burton is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 20 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing, and part-time in the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports.

Early years

Burton’s racing career started off when he received a go-kart at age two, which later turned into a quarter midget at age four. After starting to race them at age twelve, Harrison Burton won his first late model race in early 2014. His first super late model win came in early 2015, at New Smyrna Speedway. He was also for three years a USAC quarter midget championship. At age 11, he grabbed his first late model pole at Ace Speedway, and at twelve won two races in pro late models.

CARS Super Late Model Tour

The Charlotte, North Carolina native made his CARS debut in 2015, running six of the series’ ten races. Finishing only two of those races, he finished third at Southern National Motorsports Park and fourth at Concord Speedway. In the middle of that season, the team switched car bodies and crew chiefs, hiring former Xfinity Series driver Chris Wimmer. Switching his focus to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, he only ran three of eight races in 2016, recording two top-ten finishes.

Harrison Burton
Harrison Burton

ARCA Racing Series

In his ARCA Racing Series debut for Ranier Racing with MDM, Burton started sixth and finished third after almost being spun out by eventual race winner Chase Briscoe. Returning in 2017 with MDM Motorsports, Harrison Burton chased down Dalton Sargeant on the final run of the race at Toledo Speedway to win in only his second series start.

He later won in his superspeedway debut, which came at Pocono Raceway in 2018. Burton dedicated the win to John Andretti, who was battling colon cancer until his death in 2020. On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Harrison Burton would run a partial ARCA schedule with MDM in 2018. Moreover, on January 10, 2019, it was announced that Burton will drive the Venturini Motorsports No. 20 Toyota for five races in 2019. Harrison Burton won on his superspeedway debut at Daytona.

K&N Pro Series East

Starting with the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna, Burton became the youngest driver to start a race in the series. He also garnered a full-time ride from HScott Motorsports using their Toyotas. Throughout the thirteen race season, Burton garnered one pole, as many top fives, and finished eighth in the championship point standings while failing to finish two races.

After HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks shut down, Burton moved to MDM Motorsports bringing his number and sponsor. He also signed an extension with Kevin Harvick Incorporated to bring in sponsors like DEX Imaging, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Rheem and others. Early in the season, Burton made waves by campaigning a paint scheme with the number on the rear quarter panels.

Harrison Burton
Harrison Burton

His performance also gained attention, winning a rain-shortened race at Bristol. He then outlasted the field at Memphis the following race after Todd Gilliland had a flat tire. He went on to win five of fourteen races that season. and beat Gilliland for the championship after making up an eight-point deficit going into the final race.

On January 8, 2018, it was announced that Burton would drive a partial K&N season with MDM in 2018. The first race of his part-time schedule came at the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway, where he finished 3rd after battling Todd Gilliland for the lead in the final laps.

Overview

  • Full Name: Harrison Brian Burton
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 2000
  • Age: 21
  • Birth Place: Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Achievements: 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
  • Car no., team: 20 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
  • 2019 position: 85th
  • Best finish: 85th (2019)
  • First race: 2019 Alsco 300 (Bristol)
  • Last race: 2020 Unhinged 300 (Talladega)
  • First win: 2020 Production Alliance Group 300 (Fontana)
  • Last win: 2020 Hooters 250 (Homestead)
  • Current team: Toyota Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team
  • Education: Cannon School
  • Cousin: Jeb Burton
  • Parents: Jeff Burton, Kim Burton
  • Uncle: Ward Burton
  • Net Worth: N/A
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