Jeb Burton hired for Sprint Cup ride with BK Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jeb Burton has landed a seat in the Sprint Cup Series just days before teams report to Daytona International Speedway.

BK Racing snagged Burton for the No. 26. The 22-year-old son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton had no job after sponsorship for his Truck Series team fell through two weeks ago.

Burton has run two full seasons in the Truck Series, and finished a career-best fifth in 2013. He has just two career Xfinity Series starts and has never raced at NASCAR's top level.

BK Racing says it has a multi-year deal with Burton.

J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 23 for BK Racing this year. Johnny Sauter will drive the No. 83 car in the Daytona 500.

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