Jordan Anderson (racing driver)

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Jordan Anderson
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Anderson at Homestead–Miami Speedway in 2016
BornJordan L. Anderson
(1991-04-15) April 15, 1991 (age 28)
Forest Acres, South Carolina
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
13 races run over 3 years
2017 position106th
Best finish106th (2017)
First race2015 Food City 300 (Bristol)
Last race2017 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
101 races run over 6 years
Truck no., teamNo. 3 (Jordan Anderson Racing)
2018 position15th
Best finish15th (2018)
First race2014 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Last race2019 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of November 15, 2019.

Jordan L. Anderson[1] (born April 15, 1991)[2] is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for Jordan Anderson Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Anderson's 2016 No. 66 Truck at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Anderson began racing in karts as an eight-year-old.[3] He raced in Legends and Late model cars as his career developed.[3] Anderson made one start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013 along with two starts in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series and various Late Model races.[2] He made an April 2014 start in the K&N Pro Series East at Richmond with the intention of running the full season, but his car owner began writing bad checks and the team was forced to close down. Anderson then sold one of his own personally-owned Super Late Models to pay off the debt of his former car owner to keep his name clear of any debts.[3]

As a rookie in the Camping World Truck Series, he drove the No. 50 Living Integrity Chevrolet Silverado for MAKE Motorsports in the second last race of 2014 at Phoenix,[2] and then also competed for Mike Harmon Racing in the final race of 2014 season at Homestead-Miami. Anderson used his savings account to buy a truck to drive and qualify the Daytona race but failed to qualify. Anderson would continue driving for Harmon throughout the entire 2015 season finishing 19th in final driver points with a best finish of 13th at Michigan.[2] Also during 2015, Anderson made his Xfinity Series debut for Harmon.[4]

In 2016, Anderson joined Bolen Motorsports for the full Truck schedule, driving the No. 66 Silverado with sponsorship from Columbia, SC – Famously Hot.[5] After securing the last qualifying spot to race at Daytona in February, the team went on to log 8 Top 20 finishes throughout the season. Anderson's truck garnered national attention in September as it was funded thanks in part to a "Fueled by Fans" campaign with over 120 fans sponsoring the truck to pay for a new motor for the team.[6] Anderson would go on to finish in the Top 20 in the championship standings by only a mere point in the series for a second straight year. He also ran five Xfinity races in 2016, four for Obaika Racing and the season finale for Precision Performance Motorsports.[7]

Anderson started off 2017 by failing to qualify at Daytona with Mike Harmon Racing. After his No. 12 truck (which borrowed owner points from Rick Ware Racing) crashed at Atlanta, Anderson was left with no truck to drive for the season and made a website – SponsorJordan.com – for the fans to fund him a truck.[8] While raising funds, Anderson started and parked RSS Racing's second car.[9] Due to the large time gaps between races, Anderson was back two races later at Kansas Speedway.[10] He also ran one race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for B. J. McLeod Motorsports, at Dover International Speedway.[10] Starting at Kansas, Anderson teamed up with TJL Motorsports to use TJL's owner points while bringing his own equipment to the track.[11] He missed two races due to TJL having other drivers signed to drive, but otherwise ran the rest of the season and would go on to finish in the top 20 in the CWTS driver points for a third straight season.[12] Besides his spring SponsorJordan.com initiative, Anderson received additional help throughout the season from former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace after Gateway[13] and ran another fan-funded campaign to close out the season.[14]

Anderson in his Jordan Anderson Racing machine at Daytona in 2018.

On January 31, 2018, Anderson announced his intentions to run full-time in the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season using the number 3 and running under his own Jordan Anderson Racing banner.[15] Anderson chose the number 3 in connection with Junior Johnson.[16] JAR acquired trucks from Niece Motorsports, who switched from Toyota to Chevrolet before 2018[17] and Brad Keselowski Racing, who ceased operations at the end of 2017. As for the first half of the 2018 season Anderson has an average finish of 19.7th and is 2 top 20 finishes away from tying his record of 8 top 20 finishes from the 2016 season.[18] In early July at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during Roval testing it was announced that Ryan Newman would race for the team at Eldora.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC with a degree in business and marketing, and is said to be one of the hardest working drivers in the sport with his hands on grassroots approach to his career and sponsorship.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2015 Mike Harmon Racing 74 Dodge DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI
36
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 115th 01 [19]
2016 Obaika Racing 77 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH
31
BRI ROA DAR RCH 121st 01 [20]
97 CHI
29
KEN DOV
37
CLT
33
KAN TEX PHO
Precision Performance Motorsports 46 Chevy HOM
36
2017 RSS Racing 93 Chevy DAY ATL
39
LVS
40
PHO
40
CAL
40
TEX
40
BRI
40
RCH TAL 106th 01 [21]
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Dodge CLT
DNQ
B. J. McLeod Motorsports 78 Chevy DOV
26
POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGOTC Pts Ref
2014 MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
24
62nd 34 [22]
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy HOM
30
2015 DAY
DNQ
ATL
23
MAR KAN
18
CLT
23
DOV TEX
24
GTW
19
IOW
22
KEN
28
ELD POC
18
MCH
13
BRI
DNQ
MSP
16
CHI
20
NHA
25
LVS
22
TAL
19
MAR TEX
21
PHO
29
HOM
29
19th 379 [23]
2016 Bolen Motorsports 66 Chevy DAY
30
ATL
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
KAN
29
DOV
18
CLT
24
TEX
22
IOW
20
GTW
11
KEN
17
ELD
32
POC
14
BRI
16
MCH
14
MSP
13
CHI
23
NHA
22
LVS TAL MAR TEX
25
HOM
24
20th 212 [24]
Mike Harmon Racing 74 Chevy PHO
29
2017 DAY
DNQ
17th 316 [25]
Rick Ware Racing 12 Chevy ATL
28
MAR
31
TJL Motorsports 1 Chevy KAN
19
CLT
21
DOV
24
TEX
15
GTW
17
IOW
15
KEN
25
ELD POC
17
MCH
23
BRI
27
MSP
23
CHI
21
NHA
21
LVS
15
TAL MAR
24
TEX
24
PHO
13
HOM
21
2018 Jordan Anderson Racing 3 Toyota DAY
9
TAL
7
15th 389 [26]
Chevy ATL
24
LVS
17
MAR
22
DOV
18
KAN
25
CLT
20
TEX
19
IOW
23
GTW
23
CHI
17
KEN
19
ELD POC
16
MCH
13
BRI
22
MSP
16
LVS
20
MAR
26
TEX
29
PHO
23
HOM
20
2019 DAY
25
ATL
19
LVS
21
MAR
26
TEX
21
DOV
21
KAN
13
CLT
15
TEX
15
IOW
18
GTW
18
CHI
20
KEN
30
POC
13
ELD MCH
14
BRI
28
MSP
16
LVS
14
TAL
21
MAR
12
PHO
28
HOM
21
-* -* [27]

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2013 MacDonald Motorsports 49 Toyota BRI GRE
25
PEN RCH BGS IOW LGY COL IOW VIR GRE NHA DOV RAL 71st 19 [28]
2014 Andrew Bloom 91 Toyota NSM DAY BRI GRE RCH
33
IOW BGS FFL LGY NHA COL IOW GLN VIR GRE DOV 70th 11 [29]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Event Rosters – Bristol Motor Speedway – Thursday, August 15, 2019" (PDF). NASCAR. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jordan Anderson". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Weaver, Matt. ""Entrepreneur at Heart" Jordan Anderson Preps for 2015". Popular Speed. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Driver Jordan Anderson 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  5. ^ "JORDAN ANDERSON AND COLUMBIA, SC PARTNER FOR 2016". NASCAR. January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Scott, David (September 24, 2016). "NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson's unique sponsorship drive covered costs for Saturday's race". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Driver Jordan Anderson 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  8. ^ McFadin, Daniel (March 7, 2017). "Jordan Anderson asks fans for help to build new truck after Atlanta crash". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "XFINITY: Jordan Anderson makes ends meet as team, fans rebuild truck". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  10. ^ a b "Beyond the Cockpit: Jordan Anderson Trying to Be the People's Driver". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  11. ^ "Through the Paddock: Jordan Anderson talks grassroots, grinding and goals". Kickin' The Tires. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  12. ^ "NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  13. ^ "Kenny Wallace Racing Shop / NASCAR Shop - Racing News". Racing News. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  14. ^ "Fueled by Fans - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Racing News". Racing News. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  15. ^ "Local NASCAR driver adds new job title this season". thestate. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  16. ^ "Jordan Anderson plans to compete full-time in Truck Series". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  17. ^ Wilson, Steven B. "Jordan Anderson Racing to Campaign full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Schedule". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  18. ^ "Jordan Anderson 2018 truck: He becomes an owner/driver - Racing News". Racing News. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  19. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  21. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  22. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  23. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  25. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  26. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  27. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  28. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  29. ^ "Jordan Anderson – 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.

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