Its Been A Long Time Coming And It Feels Good

Those were the first words uttered by Skip Barber grad Ward Burton in the Darlington Raceway victory lane. It’s been nearly five years since Burton last stood atop a NASCAR Winston Cup results sheet, but now he can savor a well-earned victory...

Those were the first words uttered by Skip Barber grad Ward Burton in the Darlington Raceway victory lane. It’s been nearly five years since Burton last stood atop a NASCAR Winston Cup results sheet, but now he can savor a well-earned victory in the Mall.com 400.

The victory for Burton was indeed well earned as he won the race on merit, beating out a host of the top drivers in the Winston Cup Series fair and square. He led 188 of the 293 laps, and basically controlling the race from lap-15 onward.

Last year, Burton almost tasted victory on three separate occasions, but each time fell one place short of the top spot. All came right for him this weekend as he worked well with his crew on pit stops, and made the most of his tires.

-George Tamayo

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton , Skip Barber