Harrison Burton Has Dropped Out of CARS Tour North Wilkesboro Entry List
The NASCAR Cup Series driver was set to get a chance to log some laps around North Wilkesboro Speedway before Friday's NASCAR on-track activity began, but he will no longer attempt the race.
Harrison Burton was set to pilot the No. 21 entry in the CARS Tour Late Model Stock race Wednesday night at North Wilkesboro Speedway, but on Tuesday Burton Tweeted that he would be pulling out of the event.
In the Tweet, Burton cited issues with his race car that would not be able to be repaired in time for the event.
Burton, like a lot of NASCAR drivers, was looking to log extra laps on the 0.625-mile short track, which has been off the NASCAR Cup Series schedule since the 1996 season.
Now, Burton will not have that luxury, and his first laps on the track will come in NASCAR All-Star Open Practice on Friday.
Following the Tweet of him announcing he'd be dropping out of the CARS Tour race, Dale Earnhardt Jr., part owner of the Tour, Tweeted, "We will miss ya tomorrow dude. Let's get you back soon."
Burton responded to Earnhardt by saying, "Sounds like a plan!"
So expect Burton to still race in the CARS Tour during an upcoming race at some point.
The 22-year-old son of Jeff Burton is coming off his best finish of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, as he finished sixth in the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 for the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing team this past Sunday at Darlington Raceway.
The North Carolina native is among the 16 drivers in the field for the NASCAR All-Star Open, which is a 100-lap event that has three transfer positions into the NASCAR All-Star Race up for grabs.
The top-two finishers from the All-Star Open and one driver that is voted in by the fans will make it into the Main Event at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
Photo Credit: Gavin Baker, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance