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Darlington was “one thing to construct on” for Harrison Burton

Burton, in his sophomore season in the NASCAR Cup Series, had had a tough start to the year. He was mired in 31st in the series standings with a best finish of 15th entering last weekend’s race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. But from the start of the weekend, Burton’s No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

Darlington was “one thing to construct on” for Harrison Burton

Burton, in his sophomore season within the NASCAR Cup Collection, had had a tricky begin to the yr. He was mired in thirty first within the collection standings with a finest end of fifteenth getting into final weekend’s race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

However from the beginning of the weekend, Burton’s No. 21 Wooden Brothers Racing Ford confirmed velocity.

He certified a season’s finest 14th and ran robust within the race, ending eleventh within the first stage, dropped to 18th in Stage 2 earlier than rallying again into the highest 10 late within the race.

Over the course of the ultimate two cautions – the final which despatched the race right into a two-lap extra time – Burton muscled his solution to a sixth-place end, second-best of his younger Cup profession.

“I felt like we form of simply bounced round fifteenth after we misplaced the highest 10 monitor place early on pit highway. That was a mix of my fault and the pit crew, so it’s form of good we obtained the final warning, and it was an opportunity for each of us to redeem ourselves,” Burton mentioned.

“I felt like we did that and obtained an honest end out of it. I’m actually pleased with the blokes. It was a quick automobile. I imply, it felt relative to our alliance teammates at Group Penske.

“That’s been our purpose as of late is to try to run with these guys and, relative to them, we have been proper there. It’s a superb day for us and one thing to construct on.”

In truth, Burton completed higher than all three Penske Fords.

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Ryan Blaney led the Penske trio with a ninth-place end whereas Joey Logano and Austin Cindric ended up 18th and nineteenth. Logano had labored his method up entrance late within the race however obtained concerned in a wreck with Martin Truex Jr., which introduced out the next-to-last warning.

After three finishes of twenty ninth or worse in his earlier 4 races, Burton and the Wooden Brothers have been determined for some encouraging outcomes.

“We actually wanted it. The previous few weeks we’ve form of been on the opposite aspect of it, the place we’ve been quick and didn’t have something to indicate for it,” Burton mentioned. “This week was form of the other.

“We have been in all probability a tenth place automobile and completed sixth. That was nearly execution on the finish, restarts on the finish and getting an honest end.

“Issues are beginning to click on. Issues are coming simpler. We’ve simply obtained to maintain this going.”

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