If you're in the NASCAR community and paid any attention to Twitter today, then you already know the ARCA race had a lot going for it. The win stuck out to me the most though.
Harrison Burton is 17 years old and just won his first race on a superspeedway, I'm 17 years old and spent my Friday night staring at a computer screen waiting for race updates. It's really awesome to see someone my age accomplishing things like that, I can't even imagine myself winning a race, let alone at Pocono!
Burton had an ill handling car prior to the race, and qualified in 12th. As all race fans come to learn, starting position doesn't equal a win or a loss. It can really help or hurt a driver, but it's not the end all be all.
Once Burton had a taste of the lead he made sure he was as close to the front of the pack as he could get. The 12 team's hard work paid off, landing them in Victory Lane. Burton dedicated the win to close family friend John Andretti, who was recently told his cancer had come back.
Burton also was able to speak with Claire B. Lang on Sirius XM after the race was over-he talked about the race, visits from Cup drivers in Victory Lane, and made race car noises. No interview is complete without a few jokes, in my opinion.
Keep an eye out Folks, this isn't the last you'll be hearing of Harrison Burton!
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