Harrison Burton finished third in the Kansas Lottery 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.
Burton’s top-five finish added 51 points to his season total. He ranks sixth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with 587 total points.
Burton started in fifth position and led eight laps in the race. The second-year driver has earned two career victories, with nine top-five finishes and 16 results inside the top 10.
Saturday’s race was the first of Burton’s career at Kansas Speedway.
The Huntersville, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting three spots higher than his career mark of 8.1 and completing the race 11 places ahead of his 13.6 career average finish.
Burton took on 37 other drivers on the way to his third-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 22 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were nine lead changes.
Brandon Jones brought home the win in the race, followed by Austin Cindric in second place. After Burton’s third-place finish, Ryan Sieg brought home fourth, and Ross Chastain closed the top five.
Cindric got off to a great start in the race, winning Stages 1 and 2, but couldn’t hang on to secure the race victory.