Remember When: Jeff Burtonís Success at NHMS


As NASCAR’s premier series just left the friendly confines of Loudon, we look back at the success that Jeff Burton had at the one-mile flat track.

For years former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeff Burton and New Hampshire Motor Speedway went hand in hand. Burton won four of eight races at The Magic Mile from 1997-2000. That is a track record that still stands today.

Burtonís first win came on July 13, 1997 in the Jiffy Lube 300 where Burton would lead a race-high 99 laps in route to his first of four career wins at New Hampshire.

There was only one race at NHMS to use a restrictor plate due to safety reasons after the deaths of Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin, Jr. Burton would lead every lap in that race which took place on September 17, 2000 in the Dura Lube 300 in route to yet another victory at the track.

While other drivers have multiple wins at the track no one has yet to take the track record away from Burton. It should be noted however, that Matt Kenseth has had success at the track recently winning the Sylvania 300 in September 13í, September 15í and the New Hampshire 301 last July.

In a video posted by New Hampshire Motor Speedway two years ago Burton discussed his success at the track.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her ďhome trackĒ New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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