Ward Burton returning, will try to qualify at Martinsville

Ward Burton, out of racing for two years, will drive
the No. 4 Chevrolet for Morgan-McClure Racing this week at
Martinsville Speedway.

Burton, the older brother of NASCAR Nextel Cup points leader
Jeff Burton, will attempt to qualify the car for Sunday's Subway

"He's expressed a lot of interest in driving," said Chris
Carrier, crew chief for the Morgan-McClure team. "He's a Virginia
driver and we're a Virginia team. That makes for a great
combination at Martinsville."

The 44-year-old Ward Burton, who lives in South Boston, Va., has
a Daytona 500 victory and two top-10 points finishes to his credit
in an 11-year Cup career. Most of those years were spent at Bill
Davis Racing.

Ward Burton parted ways with Davis after the fall Martinsville
race in 2003 and joined Haas-CNC Racing, where he competed in the
No. 0 but was plagued by six mechanical failures in 34 races during
the 2004 season. His last Cup start was in November 2004 at