Jeff Burton, of South Boston, Va., splashed some Gatorade in victory lane after winning the Hanes 500 Stock Car race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., on Sept. 29, 1997.

Steve Helber, Associated Press

Burton has carpal tunnel surgery on wrist

  • Associated Press
  • November 25, 2012 - 9:37 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR driver Jeff Burton had surgery on his wrist to alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Richard Childress Racing said in a statement the procedure was done Tuesday on an outpatient basis.

Burton said in the statement he experienced re-occurring symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and made the decision with his doctor to have the procedure as soon as the season ended.

Burton ended the season Sunday with a 19th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished 19th in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

Burton will be ready to test his car next month and will not miss any time.

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