Jeb Burton lands in full-time Xfinity Series ride at Richard Petty Motorsports

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Jeb Burton will drive full-time in the Xfinity Series this season in the No. 43 Ford Mustang for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Burton joins the team after spending 2015 in his rookie year in the Sprint Cup Series with BK Racing.

“I’m really excited to be competing full time in the Xfinity Series for Richard Petty Motorsports this season,” Burton said in a press release. “When you think NASCAR, you think Richard Petty, and I’m really looking forward to continuing their winning tradition and contributing to the legacy that is Richard Petty.”

The son of former Sprint Cup driver Ward Burton, Jeb Burton has only competed in two Xfinity Series races to date. In 28 races in the Sprint Cup Series, Burton never finished in the top 10 and had an average finish of 36.3. He has one win in the Camping World Truck Series in 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Burton replaces Dakoda Armstrong who drove for RPM in the No. 43 for two years.

“We have worked with Jeb on a few opportunities over the past couple of years, and they just didn’t fall into place,” said Brian Moffitt, Chief Executive Officer at Richard Petty Motorsports. “We feel Jeb is an extremely talented young driver, and I’m happy we have him in our organization. He’s proven he can win races and compete at a high level in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and we believe he can do the same in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.”

Burton makes his debut this Saturday in the PowerShares QQQ 300.