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NCWTS: Jordan Anderson Brings Home Top-20 at Kentucky

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A top-20 finish is huge, especially for the smaller teams. That includes fan-favorite Jordan Anderson and his No. 3 Bommarito Auto Group Chevrolet. Anderson started Thursday evening’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 in the 20th position and spent most of the evening solidly in the top-20 or top-25 running order.

He may have finished the race 4 laps down to race winner Ben Rhodes, but keep in mind there were only ten trucks on the lead lap when the race concluded. The 27-year old improved his finish from his 2017 campaign at 1.5-mile track. After suspension issues left him with a 25th place finish one season ago. The important thing going forward is that the No. 3 will head home in one piece, and some luck has seemed to turn around for the team who hasn’t had the best of luck on track recently.

The No. 3 suffered oil cooler problems at Texas Motor Speedway leaving them with a 19th place finish. Engine issues at Iowa Speedway resulted in a 23rd place showing, and the team would finish in the same position at Gateway Motorsports Park following the next race on the schedule. Chicagoland Speedway yielded much better results when the No. 3 finished 17th and with this week’s results that’s two top-20 finishes in a row for Jordan Anderson Racing.

With seven top-20 finishes on the season to this point, including earning his first top-10 in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway in February, Anderson is having a career best season.

Jordan Anderson Racing is known for doing things the old school way as Anderson drives himself to the track each week with his truck and all his equipment.

To see this each week, it really shows what it takes to compete in this sport week in and week out. The team certainly doesn’t lack challenging work or dedication, and it’s really brought quite the fan base along with it on social media and at the race track.

The NCWTS is headed to Eldora Speedway in Ohio next Wednesday evening for the Eldora Dirt Derby which has become quite the hit with fans each year as it provides great racing whether you’re at the track or at home watching.

In case you missed the announcement earlier in the week, Anderson won’t be behind the wheel of the No. 3 next Wednesday, but Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman will be.  Wednesday’s event will mark the seventh time Newman has been behind the wheel of a truck in the NCWTS and the first time he’s race at Eldora since 2013 and the veteran NASCAR driver will have VRX Simulators on board as a primary sponsor.

Note: Since Anderson won’t be behind the wheel himself at Eldora, he won’t be eligible for driver’s playoffs but the team will still be eligible for the owners playoffs this season.

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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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