Former NASCAR star Jeff Burton will visit Midlands

Published: Jun. 24, 2015 at 5:15 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2015 at 9:39 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton is scheduled to appear in the Midlands Thursday.

Burton will be on hand for the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 250 tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis for a meet-and-greet with Burton. At 10 a.m., ticket holders will be able to meet and have their photo taken with Burton, as well as have him autograph one piece of their own memorabilia.

Burton won 21 races during a 22-year career on the Sprint Cup Circuit. Among his victories, the 1999 Southern 500.

We'll be seeing plenty of Burton on WIS and NBC over the next five months. Burton is a member of NBC's broadcast crew as NASCAR returns to the network for the first time since 2006. Burton will make his debut Sunday, July 5th on NBC's telecast of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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