CONCORD, NC – OCTOBER 14, 2019: It started with a trip to victory lane at the World Center of Racing in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Eight months later Toyota Racing Development’s (TRD) Harrison Burton looks to cap off the 2019 season with an exclamation point when the ARCA Menards Series returns to Kansas Speedway for series finale on Friday, October 18.
Ready to finish what he started Burton will pilot Venturini Motorsport’s (VMS) No.20 RUUD Toyota which by virtue of starting the race will lock up the series’ Owner Points Championship for the Billy Venturini led team and deliver the long time series organization its first owner’s title since 1991.
“It’s a great feeling being a part of the success of this Venturini Motorsports team this year,” said Burton. “But it’s not over yet – we still have some unfinished business to take care of at Kansas. Nothing would be better than ending the season on a high note like the way we started it. I love running on these big tracks and know my RUUD team will be ready to answer the call.”
Burton who celebrated his 19th birthday last week is slated to make his sixth start of the season with his RUUD backed team and his 17th overall start since entering the series in 2016.
A career three-time series winner, Burton has shared the driving duties on the No.20 team throughout the 2019 season with VMS teammates Chandler Smith, Logan Seavey, Brandon Lynn and Myatt Snider.
In addition to his win at Daytona, the North Carolina native scored his first career General Tire Pole Award at Pocono Raceway and has given the team three of its 14 top-5’s and five of their 18 top-10 finishes on the season. The No.20 team has dominated series competition this year with six wins, seven pole awards and 757 laps led.
The ARCA Kansas 150 at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway will close the 2019 ARCA Menards Series season on Friday, October 18. Practice opens the day at 1 pm ET/12 n CT followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT. The 100-lap/150-mile feature event will go green at 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm CT and will be shown live on FS2 with an immediate replay on FS1.