Columbia native Jordan Anderson has added the title of owner as he begins his fourth season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next month.
The A.C. Flora graduate has formed Jordan Anderson Racing, and will compete in a full season beginning with next month’s NextEra Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. His truck number will be No. 3.
Anderson will drive a Toyota at Daytona and at restrictor-plate races and a Chevrolet at intermediate and short tracks. He also acquired a Ford truck from Brad Keselowski Racing.
Anderson made the announcement Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was joined by his sponsors Lucas Oil, Bommarito Automotive Group, LTi Printing, Jacob Companies and Knight Fire.
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“To take the next step in my racing career, this way is very humbling and extremely meaningful,” Anderson said. “Our entire team is made up of guys that love racing, and we’re all eager to see what adventures the years ahead hold for us.”
Anderson got a boost from Niece Motorsports, and his team will operate out of Statesville, N.C. They have acquired four trucks to start the year and will compete with Ilmor-powered motors.
Also, Anderson’s Fueled By Fan’s SponsorJordan.com website will return this year. Fans can make donations, which will help fund the team. He had just one truck last year and fans helped him after his truck crashed at Atlanta.
Anderson is one of the series’ most popular drivers, and his determination has endeared to fans across the country.
Anderson drove in 20 races last year and had seven top-20 finishes. His best finish is 11th at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016.