Harrison Burton

Harrison Burton won the NASCAR Xfinity Series in Fontana, California, Saturday.

CONCORD – Recent Cannon School graduate Harrison Burton scored his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory when he won the Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday in Fontana, California.

It was the 19-year-old Burton’s 12th start in the series.

Burton, who graduated from Cannon School in 2019, is the son of NASCAR driver and current NBC racing analyst Jeff Burton.

The victory made Harrison and Jeff the only father and son combination ever to win at Auto Club Speedway. Harrison’s just the second driver to win on Leap Day; the first was his uncle, Ward Burton, who did it at Rockingham Speedway in 1992

Driving the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Saturday, Burton held the lead for 40 of the race’s 150 laps and edged JGR teammate Riley Herbst by just 0.455 seconds after a wild restart.

Austin Cindric was third, followed by Ryan Sieg and Justin Haley. Kannapolis native Daniel Hemric was seventh.

The Xfinity Series heads to the LS Tractor 200 at Phoenix Raceway next week.

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