Caterpillar and Jeff Burton in 2009
For a Jeff Burton fan from the coalfields this is awesome news!
Caterpillar Inc. and Richard Childress Racing have agreed to a multi-year partnership for the No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Jeff Burton beginning with the 2009 Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, a 20-time winner in Cup Series competition, is currently second in the 2008 point standings with one victory, four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in the season's first 15 races. The No. 31 team has made the Chase the past two seasons, finishing seventh in 2006 and eighth last year.
"To represent a well-known global brand like Caterpillar is an honor," team owner Richard Childress said. "Cat products have played a big part over the decades in construction projects at RCR, Childress Vineyards and Yadkin River Angus. Jeff and I look forward to meeting the Cat dealers and customers who loyally follow NASCAR racing."(LINK)
I will admit that the #31 ATT car looks awesome. That orange and blue ATT globe look killer.....But Jeff Burton sitting in the black and yellow cat car will be powerful. Hopefully, Burton will navigate the Cat team to victory lane where they belong. Burton and Caterpillar...I am a happy man!
Rumor has it that Burton's teammate, the evil Kevin Harvick will have new sponsorship also. The Hoover Vacuum car. I can see the ad's now - The #29 Harvick piloted Hoover Vacuum Team - We Suck.