Roush Racing announced today that Jeff Burton, driver of the #99 Roush Racing Ford, has been signed to a new multi-year contract to continue driving for Roush Racing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

"Jeff Burton is and has been an integral contributor to the success of Roush Racing for many years," said Geoff Smith, Roush Racing president. "Jeff is an outstanding talent and ambassador for Roush Racing and the industry and his renewed commitment allows us to maintain our complete competitive strength."

"Now that Burton is signed, we will continue to move forward to solidify a primary sponsor for the #99 team for 2004 and beyond," Smith added.

"Jack Roush has done so much for me and my career over the last eight years, I'm truly looking forward to continuing our partnership into the future," said Burton. "We have a really strong, young team and they all have a tremendous work ethic and a hunger to win which is what Jack Roush and Roush Racing is all about.

"That combined with Jack's willingness and ability to provide us with everything we need to be competitive, will enable us to win many races in the future and vie for championships."

Jack Roush commented: "The re-signing of Jeff, in addition to our other outstanding drivers, completes our competitive Winston Cup structure and provides us with an unmatched and quite remarkable line up for the next several years."

 

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