WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Don't expect Jeff Burton to be Mr. Nice Guy behind the wheel when NASCAR goes road racing Sunday at Watkins Glen International.
He's been wrecked too many times on the two road courses the Cup series races on. He says after Sonoma this year he's "decided that there's a few of them that the next time I get to them I'm sending them around as quick as I get to them. That's what continually happens to me, and it's with the same people over and over. So, it's not happening again."
Burton has proven his mettle turning right and left in his 18-year career. In 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup road course starts, he has three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, including a ninth last year at The Glen.