Burton saves his best for big events

Updated: August 7, 2004, 9:40 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com


INDIANAPOLIS -- Ward Burton is not a perennial power. The Chevy driver has only five victories to his credit. But when he does break through, he does it when the stakes are high.

Among his few credits are victories in the Daytona 500 and the Southern 500 -- two of the crown jewels on the Nextel Cup Series circuit.

Which brings us to the Brickyard 400, another elite event for which Burton qualified to start on the outside pole position with a 185.391 mph lap on Saturday.

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