Jeb Burton wins first Xfinity Series race at Talladega

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Jeb Burton celebrates after winning a rain-shortened AG-PRO 300 Xfinity Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeb Burton raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory when rain halted the action with 23 laps left at Talladega Superspeedway.

Burton, who hails from Halifax, Va., passed cousin Harrison Burton on the inside on Lap 82 and stayed up front before a seven-car wreck forced a caution and heavy rain sent the cars to pit road.

It was the third straight win at Talladega for Kaulig Racing, with teammate Justin Haley sweeping the two 2020 races.

Series points leader Austin Cindric was second after starting in the pole position, followed by Burton’s teammate, AJ Allmendinger.

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