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2008 has been 'a gut-check year' for Burton's Nationwide program

Jeff Burton is used to winning in the Nationwide Series. So why is he having such a hard time in 2008? Joe Gibbs Racing has something to do with it, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: October 9, 2008, 3:59 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Burton has one more shot to win in the Nationwide Series this season and he hopes to make the most of it. The trick, as it has been all year, will be catching the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.

A winner in 12 of his 18 Nationwide Series seasons entering this year, Burton's runner-up finish at Texas Motor Speedway back in the spring is as close as he's come to getting back to Victory Lane. But even if that changes in Friday night's Dollar General 300 at Lowe's ...

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