“That’s Frustrating” – Harrison Burton Bemoans the Lack of Wins in 2021

Published 09/24/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 19: Harrison Burton, driver of the #18 Dex Imaging Toyota, looks on in the garage during practice for NASCAR Xfinity Series ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19, 2019 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)


With the first Xfinity Series Playoff race kicking off this weekend, the battle will be on. Among the 12 contenders is Harrison Burton, who has yet to win a race this season. This could be a bit problematic, considering that he is lying just above the bubble in 8th place. It also does not help that everything in the points standings has been neutralized.

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Recently, the driver spoke about how he feels about missing out on Victory Lane. He said, “Obviously, there’s a big kind of frustration with myself is that we haven’t won. For me, that’s frustrating, I feel like we should have won multiple races by now. We’ve run good enough to win multiple races by now. So not coming through to win those races, is frustrating.”

However, he did admit that while they had the speed and confidence, there’s no better time than the Playoffs to start. Harrison Burton is fairly confident because he and his team have done well in the past few races. However, he did confess that he struggled a bit at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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What else did Harrison Burton say?

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The 20-year-old revealed that in the buildup to the Bristol race, he was in good form. Even at Bristol itself, he had some fairly good pace, so he is quite confident in his abilities. Burton acknowledged that the opening round is a big challenge and every other driver is aware of it. This is why he insisted that it is important for him and the Joe Gibbs Racing team to be off to a good start.

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)har

Harrison Burton also admitted that going for wins and gunning for big points could make a huge difference. He also revealed that in 2020, he had a decent stint at Las Vegas. However, he negated it with a crash at Daytona and had a bad run at the Roval.

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At the end of the day, the idea is to get a good run and execute a solid plan at all three races. According to him, there could be a massive risk in trying to play it safe on the track, and everyone will aim to be aggressive.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst 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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