“Listened a Lot to Kurt Busch’s Radio” – Harrison Burton on Working with Tyler Green in 2022

Published 10/17/2021, 1:57 AM EDT
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 17: Harrison Burton, driver of the #20 DEX Imaging Toyota, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2021 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Next season, Harrison Burton will graduate to the Cup Series with Wood Brothers Racing. According to reports, he will link up with spotter Tyler Green for the new season. Recently, Burton spoke about the upcoming season and how he is preparing for it. Of course, he is still in the running for the 2021 Xfinity Series championship, so he is hard at work preparing for it.

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He said, “I’ve been to a few Cup events this year, and kind of just watched from a distance. Had a scanner, and I’m obviously kind of focused on the Xfinity side now. Trying to win these next few races to get into Phoenix.

“Other than that I’d say I’ve been to a few events. I’ve really listened a lot to Kurt Busch’s radio, believe it or not. My spotter for next year, Tyler Green, spots for Kurt. Listening to him, how he spots for Kurt in a Cup scenario is good.”

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What is Harrison Burton aiming for?

Since the two have to work together next year, they are aiming to build their relationship. With the Next Gen car coming up, a lot will depend on the driver. Owing to this, a rookie like Harrison Burton needs to take advantage of every resource available. Of course, Burton is not the only rookie, as Austin Cindric is also earning a promotion.

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – JUNE 13: Harrison Burton, driver of the #20 DEX Imaging Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 13, 2020 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

For now, though, Harrison Burton is training all his focus on the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity championship. He is currently in seventh place in the championship and could be vulnerable. So, he will be eager to try and reach Victory Lane at Texas, Kansas, or Martinsville. A win at either of those tracks will guarantee his berth in the Championship 4 at the season finale at Phoenix. So far, his career best championship finish was eighth place in the 2020 season, so Burton will want to improve on that.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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