Concord, NC (January 10, 2019) – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) announced today the signing of Harrison Burton to a partial schedule in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Burton, 18, a two-time ARCA Series winner, will pilot the No. 20 Toyota Camry for five events starting with the series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway before moving onto Charlotte Motor Speedway (5/23), Pocono Raceway (5/31), Chicagoland Speedway (6/27) and the series finale at Kansas Speedway (10/18).
Throughout the upcoming season Burton will feature continued support from long time partners DEX Imaging, FIELDS, Morton Buildings and Rheem Heating, Cooling and Water Heating.
Burton, the son of former Monster Energy Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, has made 11-career ARCA starts since 2017. With ARCA victories at Toledo Speedway and Pocono Raceway, the talented teenager has recorded seven top-5 and 10 top-10 finishes throughout his brief series career. Burton, a former NASCAR NEXT Alumnus, won the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship as well as numerous Super Late Model victories including marquee events such as the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway and the ARCA/CRA Speedfest at Crisp Motorsports Park.
“I’m super excited to join Venturini Motorsports and continue running in the series,” says Burton. “I love ARCA Racing and the community around it. The series is a great option in the grand scheme of things when it comes to my career development – it’s a great stepping stone as I continue to the next level.”
A member of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) family, Burton’s upcoming ARCA effort will coincide with his full-season NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) effort driving the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM).
“I’m truly looking forward to working with Harrison this upcoming season,” said team owner Billy Venturini. “Harrison has a deep racing pedigree and is a terrific kid – it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with such a storied name in our sport as a Burton. It’s also great to have another young Toyota Racing Development driver come through our program.”
Burton will join his new team at Daytona International Speedway this week to kick off their season with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open test that is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12.