Anderson at Texas Motor Speedway in 2019
|Born||Jordan L. Anderson|
April 15, 1991
Forest Acres, South Carolina
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|13 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||106th (2017)|
|First race||2015 Food City 300 (Bristol)|
|Last race||2017 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover)|
|NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career|
|122 races run over 7 years|
|Truck no., team||No. 3 (Jordan Anderson Racing)|
|Best finish||15th (2018)|
|First race||2014 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)|
|Last race||2020 SpeedyCash.com 400 (Texas)|
|Statistics current as of October 25, 2020.|
Jordan L. Anderson (born April 15, 1991) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for Jordan Anderson Racing.
Anderson began racing in karts as an eight-year-old. He raced in Legends and Late model cars as his career developed. 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. 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.
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, 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. Also during 2015, Anderson made his Xfinity Series debut for Harmon.
In 2016, Anderson joined Bolen Motorsports for the full Truck schedule, driving the No. 66 Silverado with sponsorship from Columbia, SC – Famously Hot. 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. 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.
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. While raising funds, Anderson started and parked RSS Racing's second car. Due to the large time gaps between races, Anderson was back two races later at Kansas Speedway. He also ran one race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for B. J. McLeod Motorsports, at Dover International Speedway. Starting at Kansas, Anderson teamed up with TJL Motorsports to use TJL's owner points while bringing his own equipment to the track. 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. Besides his spring SponsorJordan.com initiative, Anderson received additional help throughout the season from former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace after Gateway and ran another fan-funded campaign to close out the season.
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. Anderson chose the number 3 in connection with Junior Johnson. JAR acquired trucks from Niece Motorsports, who switched from Toyota to Chevrolet before 2018 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. In early July at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during Roval testing it was announced that Ryan Newman would race for the team at Eldora.
For the 2019 season, Anderson competed a full schedule in the Truck Series in his No. 3 JAR truck with the exception of Eldora, where Carson Hocevar drove the No. 3. JAR signed Wally Rogers as crew chief midway through the 2019 season.
In the 2020 season opener at Daytona, Anderson nearly won his first Truck race when he escaped numerous wrecks. On the final lap, he passed leader Grant Enfinger as they exited turn four, but Enfinger hindered his momentum by hitting his door, enabling Enfinger to win as Anderson finished a career-best second.
Anderson graduated from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, 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.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
|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
|Precision Performance Motorsports||46||Chevy||HOM|
|Mike Harmon Racing||74||Dodge||CLT
|B. J. McLeod Motorsports||78||Chevy||DOV
Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
K&N Pro Series East
|NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results|
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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