Harrison Burton will be making his Cup Series debut driving for Gaunt Brothers Racing at Talladega Superspeedway.
Gaunt Brothers Racing announced on Thursday that the 20-year old Xfinity Series regular will be driving the number 96 Toyota via their website and Twitter. After driving one full-time season in the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports and in his second full-time season at Joe Gibbs Racing, this will be Burton’s first opportunity at NASCAR’s highest level.
“I’m incredibly grateful to DEX Imaging and Toyota for providing this opportunity with Gaunt Brothers Racing,” Burton said. “From the moment I started racing, the Cup Series was always the goal. In everything I’ve done, I’ve been working toward this moment. I saw how hard my dad worked to get to Cup and how hard he worked to compete and win races. He instilled that same work ethic in me and I’m just really proud and honored to have the chance to do what he did and compete with the best of the best.”
The Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will take place on April 25th, at 2pm EST.