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Burton returns to NASCAR at Daytona

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Former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton will run the Truck race at the track.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton is getting back behind the wheel in NASCAR. He's bringing his son along, too.

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NASCAR drivers are not only proud of their cars but also their families.

Burton signed with Hillman Racing and will drive in next month's season-opening Truck series race at Daytona International Speedway. Hillman also agreed to start a driver development program for Burton's 19-year-old son, Jeb.

Jeb Burton has been racing in NASCAR's Whelen All-American Series and eventually will drive Hillman's No. 27 Chevrolet in the Truck series.

Ward Burton last competed in a Sprint Cup race in 2007. He has made 375 starts at NASCAR's top level, earning five wins and 24 top-five finishes. Burton also has four Nationwide Series victories in 161 starts.

Driver details for the rest of the season will be announced later.

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