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John Edward Burton III was born on 25th October 1961, in South Boston, Virginia USA, and is a stock car racing driver who has recorded five wins in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, including the 2001 Southern 500 and 2002 Daytona 500. Burton’s career started in 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ward Burton is as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Burton’s net worth is as high as $17 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a car racer.
Ward Burton Net Worth $17 Million
Ward Burton grew up in Virginia where he went to high school, and later studied at the Hargrave Military Academy and Elon College.
Burton began his racing career in 1990 in the NASCAR Busch Series and competed there for four seasons. In the first two seasons Burton wasn’t very successful, as he finished in 21st and 18th place respectively. However, he recorded his first ever win at Rockingham in February 1992, and also had three Top-5 finishes and ten Top-10 finishes, which was enough for 8th place that season. Ward’s fourth competitive season brought him three wins, nine Top-5, and ten Top-10 finishes, as he ended the year in the 6th position.
In 1994, Burton left the NASCAR Busch Series to compete for A.G. Dillard Motorsports in the Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup). He drove the No. 31 Hardee’s-sponsored Chevy and finished in 35th place after winning one pole position at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After being released from A.G. Dillard Motorsports, Burton joined Bill Davis Racing, where he drove a Pontiac and won the AC-Delco 400 at Rockingham. His highest position in the ‘90s was in 1999 when he ended in 9th place. Regardless, his net worth was rising steadily.
In 2000, Ward had 17 Top-10 finishes and a win at the Mall.com 400 at Darlington Speedway, which helped him to finish the season in a prominent 10th place. Burton drove Dodge in the next season and won the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, but finished four places below his previous ranking. In 2002, Ward fought off Elliott Sadler and Geoffrey Bodine to win the 2002 Daytona 500, and later he won the New England 300 at New Hampshire, but still ended the season in a low 25th position. However, that was the only multiple-winning campaign for Burton so far.
From 2004 to 2012, Burton drove briefly for such as Haas CNC Racing and Morgan-McClure Motorsports, but failed to record notable results, and even took a hiatus from 2007, but in 2012 he returned to NASCAR, signing a contract with Hillman Racing. In 2013, Ward joined the Turner Scott Motorsports as a driver coach, but in 2014, the team was shut down due to the lack of finances. Burton has subsequently dedicated himself to working in conservation in Virginia.
Regarding his personal life, Ward Burton is married to Tabitha, and they have three children together, with son Jeb currently competing as a driver in the Xfinity Series. Ward’s brother, Jeff, is also a NASCAR driver, and a NASCAR on NBC broadcaster. The Burtons live in Virginia on several thousand acres of hunting land close to his hometown. He also owns a house in Nags Head, North Carolina. Burton is a Head of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, which includes being a spokesperson for Virginia’s state parks..
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|Racin' for a Livin'||2006||TV Series||Trainer / Veteran Counsel|
|2007 Pennsylvania 500||2007||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #4 Lucas Oil Chevrolet|
|NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 400||2007||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #4 Lucas Oil Chevrolet|
|Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500||2004||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #0 NetZero Chevrolet|
|Pop Secret 500||2004||TV Movie||Himself|
|NASCAR Drivers: 360||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|1996 Daytona 500||1996||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #22 MBNA America Pontiac|
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|1||Winner of the 2002 Daytona 500.|
|2||Brother of Nascar Nextel Cup driver Jeff Burton.|
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