Burton stayed classy with runner-up finish

Jeff Burton could have punted Kyle Busch to win in Bristol on Sunday. That he didn't speaks volumes about who Burton is, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: March 26, 2007, 1:42 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- On April 11 at Texas Motor Speedway, Jeff Burton will receive the annual Sportsmanship Award from the Texas Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Sunday at Bristol, he proved why he deserves it.

Burton did the right thing. He did the honorable thing at a time in professional sports when the rarity of it surprises us.

Burton could have won the Food City 500 and he knows it. All it would have taken was a little tap on Kyle Busch's rear bumper on the final ...

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