Eyes on Harrison Burton Heading to Homestead

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Harrison Burton made a statement last season in his rookie year with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series, winning four races, making it to the Playoffs and winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

He’s started out this season just as strong, too. In the first two races of the season, Burton finished third in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and finished sixth last weekend at the Daytona Road Course. He’s already led a total of 31 laps in both races with his new crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, on the pit box.

Heading into this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Burton has some momentum on his side having won this race last season. It was his second career win after winning at Auto Club Speedway to start the 2020 season.

Burton started from the pole in the June race and led only two laps en route to the victory. He had a strong final restart that put him out front and took control of the final two laps.

Last season’s race had 18 lead changes and five cautions for 25 laps. Burton’s Margin of Victory over second-place finisher Austin Cindric was .179 seconds.

Burton has the fourth-best driver rating at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 101.5 and the second-best driver rating this season at 113.3

NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Playoff Outlook Following The Daytona Road Course:

RankDriverPointsWinsStage WinsPlayoff PtsPts From Cutoff
1Austin Cindric105116In On Wins
2Harrison Burton8100042
3Daniel Hemric7500036
4Brandon Brown7200033
5Myatt Snider6900030
6Jeb Burton6500026
7Jeremy Clements5400015
8Justin Haley5000011
9Brandon Jones480119
10Kyle Weatherman460007
11Joe Graf Jr.430004
12Jesse Little430004
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