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ARCA: Harrison Burton Scores Second Career Win at Pocono

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The 17-year old tested at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Wednesday and was ultimately cleared to race in his first superspeedway race on Friday evening.

Burton who started the General Tire Anything Is Possible 200 in the 12th position managed to consistently work his way through the field and towards the front.

His No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota Camry for MDM Motorsports seemed to get better and better as the race went on. Thanks to a multitude of cautions, and a strong car Burton was at the front of the pack before the night was over.

This was Burton’s second career win in the ARCA Racing Series in only his 5th career start. His first win came at Toledo Speedway in May of 2017.

The son of NASCAR veteran and NBC Sports Analyst Jeff Burton dedicated his win to former NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti who’s a close family friend.

Andretti announced earlier this week on social media that his colon cancer had returned and spread.

“This one’s for John Andretti. He’s a close family friend for us. He’s going through a tough time but he’s one of the toughest guys I’ve met, Burton said in victory lane.”

Burton is limited on the tracks he can race at because he’s under the age of 18.

The young driver has made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season. Burton went on to finish fifth (Dover) and eighth (Martinsville) respectively.

MDM Motorsports had a successful night at The Tricky Triangle finishing first, second, third and ninth.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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