The Burton Continuum

By Dirty Mo Media

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The Burton Continuum is a nonfiction narrative series that documents the careers of Harrison and Jeb Burton, second-generation cousins trying to excel in NASCAR the way their fathers, Jeff and Ward, did. It provides a candid look into their lives and details the emotional challenges families experience when competing against each other. This is not Jeb Burton versus Harrison Burton. It’s Jeb and Harrison versus the realities of the sport’s cutthroat nature, the pressures of continuing the Burton racing legacy, and the still-palpable remnants of a decades-long family tension.

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2 – Blood and Tears
2618

The story of the Burton family has deep roots in small-town South Boston, Virginia. It’s where we travel to meet Jeb Burton for a brutally honest reflection of his upbringing and racing career. Growing up as the son of NASCAR legend Ward Burton, Jeb’s childhood was bound to be different. Spending his formative years in the driver motorhome lot at race tracks steered his life's direction, while also getting him in trouble. Most racers these days climb behind the wheel at an extremely young age but Jeb started competing later than most, and it’s something that Ward regrets. Once he made it on track, Jeb proved that he shares his family’s racing talents and quickly ascended to NASCAR’s top ranks. However, as quickly as he rose and experienced success, he descended as racing’s cutthroat nature and challenging economic climate set in. The path back to a stable, competitive opportunity wasn’t easy, and shines a light on an under-told story in the NASCAR world of struggle and hardship. This process took an extreme emotional toll on his family, leading them to question everything while facing a grim reality.

Jan 19, 2022
1 - No Family Secret
1171

Racing has room for only one winner. One champion. One cream of the crop. What does that do to families that compete against each other? For brothers Jeff and Ward Burton, it led to jealousy, bitterness and decades-long tension. Now that their sons, Jeb and Harrison Burton, are competing at NASCAR’s highest levels, the question is will they avoid what their fathers could not? This episodic podcast series examines how these cousins will face the pressures of continuing the Burton racing legacy, and the still-palpable remnants of a decades-long family tension.

Jan 12, 2022
Introducing The Burton Continuum
158

Coming soon: The boldest, most transparent podcast series ever produced by Dirty Mo Media.  A preview to The Burton Continuum.

Nov 02, 2021