NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, 21-time winner on the Sprint
Cup Series competition, appears on next Wednesday’s (March 18) episode of ABC’s venerable soap opera General Hospital.
In his storyline, Burton visits neighborhood tavern Jake’s, where he’s having a conversation about racing with bartender Coleman (Blake Gibbons) when Dr. Drake (Jason Thompson) arrives. Despite being a racecar enthusiast, somehow Drake does not recognize the driver of No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet. Then, according to the ABC release, “a comedic beat ensues.”
Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, ABC will also be televising the final 11 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which Burton will be a part of, starting with the September 12 event in Richmond, Virginia.