NASCAR Driver Jordan Anderson Suffers Burns After Truck Catches Fire During Race

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson suffered second-degree burns in a crash at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday (October 1).

Jordan Anderson was behind the wheel of his No. 3 Chevrolet when it erupted in flames and became engulfed in smoke as he entered a turn on the 19th lap of the Chevy Silverado 250. Anderson began exiting the truck as it struck the inside retaining wall.

The 31-year-old driver exited the truck and seemed weak and disoriented as he laid down on the track behind his truck. The safety crew transported Anderson to the infield care center where he was then airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.

Anderson released a statement on social media detailing his injuries and thanking fans for their prayers and support.

“So grateful for all the prayers and support,” Anderson wrote. “No doubt God’s hand was protecting me through that one. Scariest moment of my racing career by far.”

He went on to share that he suffered second-degree burns on his neck, face, right arm, hands and both knees, and expected to be released tonight.

“Doctors say everything should be healing up within a few weeks. Will keep everyone updated on the healing process but just thankful it wasn’t worse.”

Jordan Anderson NASCAR statement
Jordan Anderson/Twitter

Anderson is in his ninth season racing in NASCAR’s Truck Series.

Anderson is a Belmont Abbey College graduate with a degree in business and marketing. He married Kendall McReynolds, daughter of former crew chief and NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds, in April 2022. 

The driver has two career top-five finishes and six career top 10’s out of 138 races. See footage of Jordan Anderson’s crash at Talladega in the video below.

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