Jeff Burton joins NBC Sports Group as NASCAR analyst

RIDGEWAY, VA - APRIL 05: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Chevrolet, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
RIDGEWAY, VA - APRIL 05: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Chevrolet, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
RIDGEWAY, VA – APRIL 05: Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Chevrolet, waits on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

A day after announcing his on-track plans for 2014, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton and NBC Sports Group said they have reached a multi-year agreement that will put Burton in the on-air booth with the NBC Sports Network begins its coverage of the sport in 2015.

Burton was released from Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2013 season and Monday Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Burton will test for the team and compete in selected Sprint Cup races in 2014. The move to the booth in 2015 will mark Burton’s move from racing to the role of NASCAR analyst.

Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN added that Burton will contribute to the network on a limited basis in 2014.MORE>>>

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