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Turner Scott says sponsor defaults

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Turner Scott Motorsports said Friday that primary sponsor Arrowhead has defaulted on payment for Jeb Burton's team in the Truck Series.

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Without the money, the team said, it will not be able to field Burton and the No. 4 truck in 2014. It also means that up to 20 percent of its workforce - around 35 employees out of 185 - could be laid off.

Burton scored one win, at Texas, and had 11 top-10 finishes while placing fifth in the final standings last season. He also won seven poles.

Team co-owner Harry Scott said Burton's breakout success made it an ''especially painful'' decision not to run the No. 4 team.

Arrowhead is a disposable electronic cigarette company based in South Boston, Va., which is also Burton's hometown.

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