Jeff Burton enters his 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2013, amassing 655 career starts and 21 victories during that span. It will be his ninth season with Richard Childress Racing and he will be driving the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet. Burton had a five-year streak from 1997-2001 where he finished among the top 10 in the Sprint Cup Series championship, including a career-best finish of third in 2000. During that stretch, he also recorded 15 of his 21 career victories, including a career-high of six in 1999. Burton also owns 27 career wins in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, which ranks among the top 10 all time.