Harrison Burton will retain his seat in the No. 21 Ford Mustang for next year, confirming to The Athletic at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday that he will return to Wood Brothers Racing for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series campaign.
A native of Huntersville, North Carolina, Burton is currently in the midst of his second full-season campaign with the historic organization, where in his 64 NASCAR Cup Series starts, he has recorded four total top-10s.
The 22-year-old, the son of NBC analyst and 21-time NASCAR Cup Series winner Jeff Burton, will continue to be paired with Jeremy Bullins, who was swapped from Team Penske to Wood Brothers Racing in advance of the final 10 races of 2023.
For Burton, a third season with Wood Brothers Racing provides him with the opportunity to continue his winning pedigree. While climbing through the ranks, Burton captured a championship in the ARCA Menards Series East, while also collecting four NASCAR Xfinity Series wins.
The additional campaign in the No. 21 Ford Mustang also provides Burton the opportunity to further work with new crew chief Jeremy Bullins, who was swapped to the Wood Brothers Racing team prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
With just six races remaining on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series calendar, Burton currently sits 31st in series point standings, with a pair of top-10 results and an average finish of 24.5.
To date, Burton's season-best result came at Darlington Raceway in May, when the driver of the No. 21 brought the entry home to a sixth-place result. The driver scored his second and most recent top-10 result at Pocono, finishing in eighth.
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