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Jeb Burton gets Daytona ride from ThorSport Racing

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Jeb Burton recently lost his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride with Turner Scott Motorsports because of a sponsorship issue, but thanks to ThorSport Racing, Burton will get to race in the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 21. He'll drive a No. 13 Toyota entry for ThorSport in the Truck Series race at Daytona as a teammate to Johnny Sauter and 2013 series champion Matt Crafton. Burton will also drive for the team in the ARCA Racing Series season opener, also at Daytona. Whether or not Burton will drive for ThorSport in additional races has not yet been determined.

"The opportunity to come to ThorSport is a big deal for me, my career and my family," Burton said. "It's an honor to me that (ThorSport Racing owners) Duke and Rhonda Thorson would make the call to put me in their vehicles -- the best there is in both series. Mr. Thorson has proven his commitment to the Truck Series. He's a racer. That's what it's all about, and it feels good to be here. I feel like it's a place where I can race and win for many years."

The 2013 Camping World Truck Series season was Burton's first year of full-time competition in the series. He won wone race and finished fifth in the championship points standings. He also claimed seven pole starts.

"I can't tell you how great it is to get this deal done in a very short amount of time," ThorSport team manager David Pepper said. "This gives us a great driver that can win both the Truck and ARCA races over the next couple weeks. We've had our eyes on Jeb the last few years and one thing that really stands out is how well he gets along with Matt and Johnny and the respect they have for each other. To have the opportunity to get Jeb into our ThorSport family of drivers is a great move for both parties."

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