Burton, rival in the first superspeedway race of his career, held away Todd Gilliland in overtime to acquire Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
The win is now Burton’s third in ARCA in 12 starts. NASCAR veteran Jeff Burton’s 18-year-old son begins his first fulltime season from the Gander Outdoors Truck Series next week.
He’s my own teammate at Trucks and also we work together,&rdquo. &ldquo was good to have there. I worked with my (ARCA) teammate Christian Eckes all day.
“I lost my voice, I’ve been crying and crying for quite a very long time. It’s cool. I don’t know where this ranks in my whole life. It’s mad. I am ’t put it in to words just how much have done.
“I’m pumped. This is cool. I’m.
On the overtime restart, Gilliland lined behind Burton and pushed into the guide. Gilliland strove to make his go on but Burton had too large of a benefit.
“I thought I had there,” Gilliland said. “I had been really being the pusher and that I thought he could be cleaned by us externally lane. I thought we could stay more hooked as much as him but I couldn’t. I had been wide open the whole time.
“” There was nothing else we can do.
Grant Quinlan finished up third, pole-winner Christian Eckes was Sean Corr completed the topfive.
Teams were given the ability to produce their lone pit stop of their race by the care.
On the restart on Lap 48, Burton led the method followed by Eckes, Riley Herbst, Bret Holmes along with Connor Hall. Gus Dean, that was leading before the caution, restarted ninth after undergoing fueling issues.
Together with nine laps remaining, Thad Moffitt had a tire return off Turn 4, spun and made contact with Jason White to enhance a caution.
While drafting with Brandon McReynolds to the leading of the package with two laps remaining, Gilliland wound up hitting him at the right-rear and turning him, collecting Holmes along with Dean at the episode also.
The episode delivered the race to overtime with Burton still from the lead.