Not only will Jeff Burton race in select Sprint Cup Series races for Michael Waltrip Racing in the 2014 season, Burton will also provide insight as an analyst for NBC Sports Group.
A multi-year agreement has been reached between NBC Sports Group and former Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton for NBC Sports and NBCSN’s coverage of NASCAR in the next season. As featured on NASCAR.com, Sam Flood, Executive Producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN, announced that Burton is just one of the experts that will be on the broadcast panel next season.
“Jeff Burton was always the first person we would seek out when there was breaking news or an issue that needed to be covered throughout our previous contract with NASCAR, so he was the first person we called for this role,” said Flood. “His insights, keen observations and many trophies have earned the respect of everyone involved with the sport. He will be an outstanding analyst, and has everyone here looking even more forward to getting started.”
Burton will work full-time as an analyst in 2015.
“This is an exciting new challenge and I am thrilled to be joining the NBC Sports family,” said Burton. “I will prepare for each race as if I were driving in it, and I look forward to sharing my experience, views and insights with all the dedicated and passionate NASCAR fans.”
NBCUniversal will have exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015. Practice and qualifying session will also be aired along with broadcasts of the NASCAR K&N Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series, the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and NASCAR’s season-ending banquets.