Ward Burton Makes Racing Comeback at Orange County Speedway
Legendary racer Ward Burton, known for his 2002 Daytona 500 victory, is set to make a comeback in the racing world.
He’ll be competing in the Rogers Heating & Cooling Orange Krush 200 at Virginia’s Orange County Speedway.
Facing Off Against Son and Former Cup Series Contenders
Burton’s return isn’t just for show, he’ll be in fierce competition against his son, Jeb Burton, and former Cup Series racer Jeremy Mayfield during the March 28th event.
It’s happening….. @JebBurtonRacing convinced me to get back behind the wheel. Excited to have some fun Orange County Speedway for the Rogers Heating & Cooling Orange Krush 200. For pre-sale tickets (limited quantity for discount) visit https://t.co/xG1wKunA1i pic.twitter.com/UJdMWolM8r
— Ward Burton (@WardBurtonWBWF) January 5, 2024
A Glance at Burton’s Illustrious Racing Career
Having participated in 375 Cup starts between 1994 and 2007, Burton boasts five race victories, including the prestigious 2001 Southern 500 at Darlington.
He has a history of success at Orange County Speedway, winning a Busch Series race there in 1993.
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Racing for a Cause: Fundraising for The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
The Orange Krush 200 isn’t just about speed and adrenaline. The event aims to raise funds for The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation, land management, and outdoor education.
Burton is enthusiastic about supporting this cause and aims to use the race to raise awareness and funds for the foundation’s conservation efforts.