Burton considering post-NASCAR political career

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – NASCAR driver Jeff Burton said he is not sure what he wants to do, but he knows he wants to give back to his country. He said that running for political office is one of many options he is considering.

Burton is known around the track for his interest in politics and is close friends with some high ranking public officials. He has bandied about the idea of running for the Senate on NASCAR radio shows and race commentators have taken to calling him "The Senator".

Today, Burton told NBC12 that he has never served in the armed forces and has never volunteered in his community. He said when his NASCAR career ends it will be time for him to contribute.

"When I step back from this, then that is what I am going to set out to do. I don't know if that is going to be in the political arena, I don't know if it is going to be volunteering. I don't know what that means, other than to say, I haven't done my part," said NASCAR driver Jeff Burton.

Burton met Governor Bob McDonnell, when the republican served as the Grand Marshall of the NASCAR race in Martinsville last month. McDonnell says that he had a casual conversation with Burton's parents about a potential run for office some day.

You can see Burton's entire comments on his potential political future on DecisionVirginia.com.

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