Jeff Burton joined elite company on Wednesday with his selection to NASCAR‘s 75 Greatest Drivers.
Nicknamed “The Mayor” for his insightful viewpoints on issues regarding driver safety and strong, respected voice among his fellow drivers in the garage, Burton amassed 21 career victories in the NASCAR Cup Series spanning his 22-year stint in the league‘s top circuit. He won a career-high six races in 1999 and finished fifth in the standings. His career-best finish in the standings, meanwhile, came in 2000 (third).
The South Boston, Virginia, native is currently one of only 15 drivers to win the Coca-Cola 600 multiple times (1999, 2001). A Southern 500 win at Darlington Raceway in 1999 — which snapped Jeff Gordon‘s four consecutive Southern 500 wins dating back to 1995 — adds to the luster Burton was able to amass during his established Cup career.
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