Jeb Burton has had many ups and downs in his career. After trying out in truck racing where he won the Truck series in 2013, Burton experienced a career decline and sometimes considered giving up on everything and dedicating himself to something else.
"It’s been a tough road ever since that Truck win with Turner. We were lights out that year and I didn’t really know what I was doing. I was going to race tracks for the first time, leading laps, winning poles,” he said, as quoted by motorsport “We should have won a lot more races that year.
Ever since then it’s just been really tough to stay in a place and getting a rhythm. It’s been an up-and-down roller-coaster career for sure on the sponsorship side”. During his career, he faced great pressures, especially because his family is known for drivers who competed in NASCAR.
At times, he could not find a sponsor, which caused him great frustration. “There were a couple of years there when I was running three or four races, couldn’t find the sponsorship, my confidence was low, it was frustrating.
Racing can tear you apart,” Jeb said. “I want it so bad. I want to win races for myself and my family. “I know I can do it”.
Last year Burton joined Kaulig racing He had many great performances this season, and he will remember this season for good.
On Saturday it looked like he had the fastest car but after that, there was a multi-car wreck Burton is overjoyed with his team's victory and believes that this will mean a lot to his team “The win definitely wasn’t a fluke.
We led a lot of laps and it was a blast to drive,” Burton said. “This is an amazing race team. We needed that win – for all of us. “Nutrien Ag Solutions took a leap of faith in me and gave me this opportunity and the partners that I built over the years came along with me and helped make this dream happen."
"I have all the tools at Kaulig Racing to try to win a championship. This win couldn’t have come at a better time”. “It just means a lot to me. I’ve put every ounce of energy into trying to make it in this sport,” he said.
“It’s been a tough road, but it’s made me a better person and I really appreciate the opportunity that I have now”.
For Burton, this could mean a complete comeback given the results so far. He is now full of self-confidence, motivation and hardly anyone will be able to stop him in what he set out to do.