NSCS: Burton Announced to Drive No. 14 at Michigan


KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Tony Stewart, has announced that he will not race at the Michigan International Speedway this weekend.

Stewart-Haas Racing will have Jeff Burton behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet. Burton has 40 starts at the 2.0-mile oval and still looks to score his first win there. He’s driven to four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes there since 1994. Burton has driven to a total of 21 wins, 134 top-five and 254 top-10 finishes in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.

The racing team has noted that this change pertains only to Michigan this weekend. Stewart’s return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is still to be determined. This is the second straight week that Stewart has stepped out of his ride.

Last weekend at Watkins Glen, Regan Smith substituted for Stewart, bringing the No. 14 car home in 37th, after being involved in a late race accident.

Friday at 10 a.m. EST, Burton, Brett Frood and Greg Zipadelli will have a press briefing. It will certainly be interesting to see what will be discussed. This has been a very difficult time for the racing team since the crash last Saturday night.

Stay with us here at Rubbings Racing as we keep you updated on this situation as it unfolds.

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About Brett Winningham

Brett Winningham is a Contributing Writer in the NASCAR department at Rubbings Racing and can be followed on Twitter at @NASCAR_BRETT. A native of Joplin, Missouri, Winningham covers multiple NASCAR events in the midwest each season.

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