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Burton set to tackle Talladega

Jeb Burton of Halifax is facing another first this weekend when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the Fred’s 250.

This week will be Burton’s first time at racing on the high-speed 2.66-mile superspeedway, where often luck is more important than talent.

“I’m looking forward to racing at Talladega for the plain reason that it’s Dega,” Burton said.

“As excited as I am to get back on a racetrack and compete, this weekend will really be all about luck. We’ll either have it on our side or we won’t. We ran good in this truck at Daytona, so we’ll give it another shot this weekend and hope for the best. A lot of things are riding on this wild card race.”

This weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will bring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors back to the track after a two-week break.

In his debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Burton faced multiple challenges at the one-day event, starting with a rough first practice session where he made contact with the wall.

In his backup truck, Burton used the final practice session to get comfortable and qualified fourth for the Smith’s 350. 

The team struggled with handling issues, and despite multiple pit stops and adjustments, the issues remained throughout the race. Burton managed to cross the finish line in 12th place and remain in fourth place in the NCWTS driver point standings.

The No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports team will unload chassis TSM-004 this week at Talladega Superspeedway. Used in his NCWTS debut at Daytona International Speedway, TSM-004 brought Burton a top-five finish in February.

Along with competing on the track, Burton is competing for another honor. The polls have opened for the voting for the 2013 NCWTS Most Popular Driver Award.

Fans can vote once a day from now until November 15 at www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd. #TeamBurton.

The Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway can be seen live on Saturday, with pre-race coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. 

The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.