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Burney Lamar
Driver of the No. 77
Dollar General Chevrolet


Birthdate: 08/21/80
Height: 5'11"  
160 lbs.
Hometown: West Sacramento, CA
Residence: NC
Spouse: Single
Children: None

West Sacramento-native Burney Lamar began racing go-karts at the age of five and went on to earn 25 go-kart track championships in addition to three International Karting Federation Regional championships by the age of 14.

In 1997, Lamar began competing in stock cars.  He finished 11th in track point standings at California's Stockton 99 Speedway his first season.  That same year, 16-year-old Lamar became the youngest driver to win both a Trophy Dash and a heat race.  Throughout the next couple of seasons, Lamar raced on a number of tracks along the West Coast and won the NASCAR California Shell Oil Tri-Track late model championship.

In 2000, Lamar tried his hand in the USAC Western States Sprint Car Series, capturing seven top-five finishes, eleven top-ten finishes and set fast time twice in his first season.  He finished out the year third in point standings and was named Rookie of the Year.

Lamar's next stop was the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division - Southwest Series.  He began racing in the series in 2001, finishing ninth in point standings and winning another Rookie of the Year title.  The next year, Lamar finished second in the series on the strength of two wins, five top-fives, seven top-tens and six poles.  He won both the Bud Pole Award for most poles and the Gatorade Frontrunner Award for leading the most race laps during the season.  Lamar made it three-for-three, finishing in the top-ten in points once again the following year.

Lamar was brought on at Kevin Harvick, Incorporated in 2005 as a developmental driver.  He competed in a limited number of NASCAR Grand National Division West Series, Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Series races for the organization.  Lamar kick-started his year with a win in the Copper World Classic 75 at Phoenix International Raceway in January and went on to win two West Series races for KHI. 

Lamar's career will take the next step in 2006 as he takes on a full-time Busch Series ride in the No. 77 Dollar General Chevrolet.