Roush Racing announced today that Cottman Transmission will sponsor Jeff Burton and the #9 Ford for four Busch Series races in 2004.

The limited schedule includes Darlington [March 21], Fontana [May 2], Dover [September 23] and Atlanta [October 31].

"I'm really excited to expand my relationship with Cottman Transmission moving into 2004," said Burton. "It's great to get back in the #9 Ford and race a limited Busch Series schedule next year with Cottman. I'm looking forward to putting the #9 Cottman Transmission Ford back in victory lane."

In 2003 Cottman Transmission had a personal services agreement with Burton which will carry over into 2004 along with their four race sponsorship of the #9 Ford.

Todd Leff, president and CEO of Cottman Transmission embraces the opportunity to build on an already successful partnership. "Jeff Burton has been a great representative for Cottman Transmission over the past two years." Leff continued, "And our dealers are really excited to be taking the relationship to the next level."

Cottman Transmission was founded in 1962 and is the USA's fastest growing chain of transmission repair centres. With more than 400 locations coast to coast, Cottman specializes in every phase of transmission work, including manual and automatic transmissions, American and import vehicles, front-wheel and four-wheel drives.

In addition to the four races with Cottman Transmission, Burton will also run three races with the Pennzoil colours for a total of seven Busch Series races in 2004. This revives the #9 team that ran away with five wins, two poles, eight top five and nine top 10 finishes in just 14 starts in 2002.

"I'm really looking forward to 2004," said Burton. "We have a lot of exciting things happening in 2004 with a lot of great sponsors and to get back in the #9 Ford is just awesome."



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