Camping World Truck Series

NCWTS: Jordan Anderson Earns Top-20 Finish at Las Vegas


The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicked off its third race of the season Friday night in the Stratosphere 200 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The action-packed racing that took place on the 1.5-mile track was some of the best racing we’ve seen early in the season.

The race provided three and four wide racing, and battles for the lead on a consistent basis. The racing reminded many of the type of racing we see at Daytona or Talladega Superspeedway.

25 of the 32 NCWTS drivers that started Friday’s event were still running on lap 134 and had a front row seat for all the action.

One of those 25 drivers included fan-favorite Jordan Anderson and his No. 3 Lucas Oil Products/Bommarito Auto Group Chevrolet for Jordan Anderson Racing who started in the 16th position.

Anderson spent much of the race running in the top-15 and top-20 and was able to avoid cautions throughout the race due to Justin Marks spinning out, John-Hunter Nemechek cutting down a right-front tire, and an incident involving contact between Myatt Snider and Justin Haley.

The South Carolina native would finish stage 1 in the 17th position and stage 2 in the 16th position and ran as high as P13 in the 134-lap event.

Anderson had a Top-15 finish in his sights but during the last pit cycle of the race he ultimately ended up 2 laps down. He was able to gain one of his two laps back and cross the finish line in the 17th position.

Anderson has had a consistent start to the season in his first year as driver and owner for his own Jordan Anderson Racing and most importantly has brought home his truck in one piece each of the three races the series has run in 2018.

Many fans have stated each week how much they enjoy the story behind Anderson and his team from their work-ethic to their never give up mentality.

If you’re not aware by now, Anderson and his guys hustle to each race track with his race truck behind his pickup in a trailer.

If you use Twitter than you noticed a former NASCAR driver has been following Anderson and his journey as well. That driver? Mark Martin. Martin sent out a tweet on Saturday about Anderson.

With finishes of 9th at Daytona (a NCWTS career best), 24th at Atlanta, and 17th Friday evening at Las Vegas. He currently sits 17th in the NCWTS Points Standings only 87 points out of first place Johnny Sauter.

I tweeted to Anderson on my personal Twitter account after the race and he responded with the following:

The next race for Anderson and his No. 3 will be in two weeks on Saturday March 23 when the NCWTS does some short track racing at Martinsville Speedway for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250. The race is set for 2:00 EST on FS1 or you can listen to it on MRN.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her home track New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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1 Comment

  1. mygreekitchen

    March 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks so much Nikki, a real favourite here 🙂

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