Ward Burton is a successful stock car racing driver who has been successful in achieving the NASCAR Winston Cup for almost 5 times. He withholds a bright career in the ear of 1990’s. He launched his career by getting associated with the Busch Series and was efficient enough to complete four seasons in the championship series.

His net worth is estimated somewhere around $ 45 million dollars till date as reviewed by the net worth evaluators.

Early life

Ward Burton was born in the town of Danville, Virginia in 25th October 1961. There is not much information available about his upbringing, but only this much is known he belonged to a well to do family.

His initial days of childhood were spent in the parts of Virginia, but still, he considered the part of South Boston to be his real hometown and has been emotionally attached to that part of the country.


Burton is really successful in his venture of car racing; he won the almost 375 races in total for over 13 years. In the year 1999, he served to be the best finisher and was placed in the 9th position under the segment of NASCAR Cup Series career.

His first race was in the year 1994, for the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond. His last association was with 2007 Subway 500 held at the Speedways of Martinsville.

He won for the first time in the year 1995, AC Delco 400 held at Rockingham and won for the last time in the 2002 New England 300 held in Loudon. He also played under the category of NASCAR Xfinity Series career was he got associated with about 161 races run for over 10 long years.

Under the Xfininity category he succeeded in having his best finish and was placed in the 6th position in the year 1993. His first race was in the race 1990 Pontiac 200 at Richmond for the Xfinity career. His last race was in the year 2007 Carfax 250 at the city of Michigan.

He played gallantly in the Xfinity series and was won for the first time in the year 1992 Goodwrench 200 at Rockingham and Burton participated in the last race under the same category in 1993 for the Slick 50 300 race held at Atlanta.

He also participated in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and had his best finish at the 59th position and won the first race in the year 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250 held at Daytona. Presently, he is the honorary co-leader of the Virginia Natural History Museum and takes efforts to raise fund.

Personal life

Burton was born in the town of Danville, Virginia as per record but she always considered the part of South Boston, Virginia as his own hometown. He is married to Tabitha Burton and is proud parents of three children who are named John Edward IV who is known as Jeb; the other children are named Sarah and Aston.

He is rich enough with the adequate property that he has acquired as hunting lands in the rural part of Virginia, just close to his hometown in South Boston, Virginia. He also possesses a mansion in Nags, North Caroline.

Colonial Virginia’s some of the parts can be well traced for recollecting the memories of Burton’s ancestry. He belongs to the family of Richard Burton; the earliest of the great Burton’s who came over to the Jamestown Colony for getting settled.

Quick summary:

Full Name: John Edward Ward Burton

Date of Birth: 25th October 1961

Birth Place: Danville, Virginia, United States

Age: 57 years old

Profession: Car Racer

Height: 1.70 M/ 5.7 ft

Weight: NA

Net worth: $ 45 million