We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new, off-track questions for your favorite racing personalities! This week, NASCAR XFINITY Series & Sprint Cup driver Jeb Burton takes his turn in the hot seat. While Burton’s full-time XFINITY ride is on hold with Richard Petty Motorsports, a sponsorship issue announced earlier this week he’s found a temporary home at Pocono with the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford. Burton will start the Cup race Sunday and then go week-to-week as a driver for hire based on funding and opportunities.
What was your first race car and what number was it?
Jeb Burton: My first race car was a late model stock and it was No. 27. It wasn’t my favorite number, but my dad [Ward] ran the No. 27 XFINITY car one time and I just got it from that.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?
Burton: Probably having studs out of the hub come out on the car and give it a hell of a vibration at Pocono last year. That was pretty crazy.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Burton: I think it was Jason Aldean, five years ago. When I was younger, that’s what I listened to.
What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?
Burton: Probably shooting water balloons at somebody with a water balloon launcher one time. It was on some of my family.
What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
Burton: That I didn’t do my homework, but only a couple times.
|Off The Wall||What was your first race car and what number was it?||What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you during a race?||What was the first concert you ever attended?||What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?||What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?|
|Ray Black, Jr.||No. 4 Mini-Cup||Lights went out during race||Eric Church||Huge water fight at Homestead||“BB” gun|
|David Ragan||No. 77 Bandolero||Throwing up in the car||Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty||Rather watch than be involved||Nothing!|
|Casey Mears||No. 10 Super Lite off-road||A guy running onto the track under a red flag||Soul Asylum||Being in a van when Sterling Marlin threw a quarter-stick of dynamite under it||“Borrowing” dad’s Jeep at 14 when parents were out of town|
|Chris Buescher||No. 67 dirt bike||Being upside down in a Legends car||Can’t remember exactly||Putting the wrong name on the windshield||Tore up truck playing in the snow|
|Gray Gaulding||No. 07 (Bobby Dotter’s Number)||Trying to avoid the Big One at Daytona||Jason Aldean||Pranking manager Rusty||Drove a family friend’s car down the street at age 8|
|Brendan Gaughan||No. 13 Superlite||Huge fire in pits at Richmond||Chicago…with Mom||Filling a high school teacher’s car with paper||Hid a speeding ticket from Dad|