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SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
Jeb Burton has some NASCAR news.

The 20-year-old NASCAR Camping World Series driver has new sponsorship from Arrowhead, a disposal electronic cigarette with no nicotine.

Arrowhead is a local company and the deal has been cleared by NASCAR.

Burton will be driving the no. 4 truck for Turner Motorsports.

It’s part of a continuing business relationship between local business executive Kathy Farley and the Jeb Burton racing camp.

“It’s really cool to be working with a company that’s local. It’s not many deals out there anymore where a local company and a local driver do this kind of deal,” said Burton.

Burton is expected to run the full NASCAR Truck series in 2013 for Turner, along with three to four NASCAR Nationwide races.

“She’s (Farley) changed my racing career. I’m really blessed to part of the Arrowhead brand, and I want to help this company grow,” said Burton.

MEAC COMET NOTE: Former Comet boys’ basketball performer Keon Gutrich has landed at Bowie State, part of the MEAC conference, where he expects to resume his hoops’ career.

The 6-5 hoopster will have to wait until next season to play at Bowie State, assuming this latest move works out. He has four years of eligilibity left. Gutrich is 19 years old.

NASCAR CHAMPION: Lee Pulliam officially took possession of the top national honor for late model drivers last Friday night at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series awards ceremony in Charlotte, N.C.

The 2012 national champion also claimed his first Virginia title, partly on the basis of his performance at South Boston Speedway last summer.

Pulliam had 22 victories with 30 top fives and 32 top tens in 36 starts.

Pulliam drove the no. 1 Chevy owned by his father, Harold, who won the Car Owner award. Pulliam’s crew chief, Winston Brooks, was honored with the Crew Chief award.

C.E. Falk of Virginia Beach finished third in the national standings with 16 wins, 25 top fives and 27 top tens in 30 starts. He had wins at four tracks this season, including ten at Langley Speedway and two each at SBS, Motor Mile Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park.

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