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15 JEFF BURTON
LARS ANDERSON
January 12, 2012
2011 RESULTS 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s
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January 12, 2012

15 Jeff Burton

2011 RESULTS 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s

2012 OUTLOOK A third crew chief in two years will need to get fast results to boost Burton in the standings.

ARE Burton's best days behind him? Last season the 44-year-old had his fewest number of top 10s since 1995 while finishing 20th in the standings. Burton went through two crew chiefs in 2011 (Todd Berrier and Luke Lambert), and he'll have a new face on his pit box in '12, Drew Blickensderfer. Last season Blickensderfer was teamed with David Ragan at Roush Fenway Racing, an organization that flourished on the intermediate-length tracks. Burton struggled on these 1.5- and two-mile venues last year, and he believes that Blickensderfer will make him more competitive on these tracks, which form the backbone of the Cup schedule. But Burton's still a long shot to make the Chase: He has four wins in the last decade.

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