John Edward Burton III
, better known as Ward Burton
(born October 25, 1961 in South Boston, Virginia
) is an American stock car
racing driver. He is on staff at Turner Motorsports
as a driver coach for the team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
. Burton has five career wins in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series
, including the 2002 Daytona 500
. He is the older brother of fellow NASCAR driver Jeff Burton
and the father of Jeb Burton
. In addition to his racing, he currently operates the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, a conservation and sportsmans' organization.
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