Jordan Anderson finishes second again in Truck Series season opener

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By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

It was a where did he come from moment. Jordan Anderson was outside the top-10 running order when the white flag waved in Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona.

But not for long.

When carnage broke out on the final lap of the NextEra Energy Resources 250, collecting a multitude of trucks, Anderson’s No. 3 Swann Security Chevrolet somehow made it through. He would cross the finish line second to winner Ben Rhodes.

It was a moment similar to the 2020 season opener when the Columbia, South Carolina native finished second to race winner Grant Enfinger.

“Never give up, never give up. I’ve got my mask on but I’m still smiling,” Jordan Anderson told Fox Sports 1 in his post-race interview. “Two years in a row to finish second is a dream come true.”

A finish that may not have occurred again as Anderson stated they came close to shutting down their NCWTS operation when they decided to start their Xfinity Series team for 2021.

However, it did happen. Anderson’s second place finish marked just his second top-five finish in 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

Over eight years of competing in the series, the 29-year-old has also added five top-10 finishes to his resume.

“I shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t be racing in a National Series. A guy from Columbia, South Carolina. No one in my family raced,” Anderson told FS1 following last night’s event.

Anderson, a fan favorite, has carved his own path and consistently improved each year he has competed. Even more so when he ventured out on his own under the JAR banner to compete in the NCWTS full-time.

Now this season, Anderson will run a limited number of truck events in the No. 3 as he sets his sights on campaigning for Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Anderson will compete again for his own Jordan Anderson Racing, fielding the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS in the Xfinity Series.

However, it won’t be the first time fans see Anderson behind the wheel of an Xfinity ride. From 2015-2017 he made 13 series starts. His best finish of 26th (suspension) came at Dover in 2017 for B.J. McLeod Motorsports.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off their season on Saturday February 13 with the Beer. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at 5:00pm Eastern on FS1 and MRN.

Feature Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo

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Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah currently attends Southern New Hampshire University and is slated to graduate in October of this year. At that time, she will have earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog not to much avail, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also in charge of Marketing Outreach for NASCAR Xfinity Series and Cup Series driver, Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends. .

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